The Films of John Korty

John Korty will attend these programs and special guests are anticipated.
Smith Rafael Film Center presents the first major retrospective celebrating the work of John Korty, a consummate American independent filmmaker. Korty turned 75 this year, and his 50-year career encompasses a wide range of genres, from comedy and social drama to animation and documentary, as well as significant accomplishments as writer, director, producer and cinematographer. Based in Marin County and San Francisco since the early 1960s, John Korty was a pioneer in forging a filmmaking career in the Bay Area. His early studio in Stinson Beach inspired the arrival of Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. Film critic and historian Leonard Maltin has called Korty "a principled filmmaker who has worked both outside and within the mainstream, attempting to find projects that support his humanistic beliefs." This retrospective includes seminal films in the independent feature movement of the 1960s and 70s, as well as documentaries, animation and short films. He became one of the most successful directors of made-for-television movies. Winner of an Academy Award and multiple Emmys, John Korty has worked in every kind of film style to create stories of social significance and moral purpose. Visit

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Playing at the Rafael Film Center
Nov 10 2011 - Dec 4 2011
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael CA 94901
T 415 454 1222 E