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SAN RAFAEL– California Premiere of MAKING WAVES at the 42nd Mill Valley Film Festival

October 5, 2019 @ 7:15 am9:30 am


Image: Still from Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound.

SAN RAFAEL–California Humanities is pleased to co-present the premiere of the new documentary Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound at the 412nd Mill Valley Film Festival on Saturday, October 5 at 2:15 pm in San Rafael. 

“Wait a minute, wait a minute, you ain’t heard nothin’ yet!” And with these words from Al Jolson’s lips, an industry transformed and an auditory art form was born. While movies in their storytelling majesty had been around for decades, the advent of synchronized sound signaled a new limitless horizon of possibilities to ground the cinema experience with previously untapped emotional depth and nuance. Along with a survey of the history of film sound—from Kong and Kane to Pixar and ProTools—director Midge Costin’s exciting documentary demonstrates how the aural landscape in moviemaking is just as complex and artful as musical orchestration. Directors David Lynch, Sofia Coppola, Ryan Coogler, and George Lucas and award-winning sound designers Walter Murch, Ben Burtt, and Gary Rydstrom are among those interviewed in this deep dive into the postproduction world, a sheer delight for the senses and a must for audiophiles and casual movie fans alike.

Expected guests: Director Midge Costin, Writer-Producer Bobette Buster, Producer Karen Johnson

October 5, 2019, 2:15pm

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The Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street

San Rafael, CA, 94901

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Documentary film Making Waves is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant.


Christopher B Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901 United States
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