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Richard Chew Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

richard-chewFRIDAY HARBOR, WA – The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val, which will be held Novem­ber 4–5-6, is hon­or­ing Richard Chew, a dis­tin­guished Acad­e­my Award-win­ning film edi­tor and pro­duc­er, with this year’s Andrew V. McLa­glen Life­time Achieve­ment Award. The Fes­ti­val will hon­or Chew’s 50 years in the film indus­try at the Open­ing Night Gala on Fri­day, Novem­ber 4, start­ing at 6:30 pm at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre. After the cer­e­mo­ny, there will be a show­ing of Chew’s lat­est film, The Way, star­ring Mar­tin Sheen.

High­lights of Richard Chew’s career include:

  • Acad­e­my Award win­ning co-edi­tor of Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
  • Served in the U.S. Navy, and grad­u­at­ed from U.C.L.A. with a B.A. in Phi­los­o­phy
  • Start­ed his career in Seat­tle at the King Broad­cast­ing Com­pa­ny with his cam­era and edit­ing work in doc­u­men­taries such as The Red­woods, the 1967 Oscar win­ner for Best Short Doc­u­men­tary
  • Co-edit­ed Fran­cis Coppola’s The Con­ver­sa­tion (1974), Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) and George Lucas’ Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
  • Edit­ed films for actor-direc­tors includ­ing Jack Nichol­son, Tom Han­ks and For­est Whitak­er
  • Nom­i­nat­ed for an Oscar for his work on One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
  • Won British Oscars (BAFTA) as co-edi­tor for both The Con­ver­sa­tion and Cuckoo’s Nest.
  • Nom­i­nat­ed for Best Fea­ture Com­e­dy by Amer­i­can Cin­e­ma Edi­tors Shang­hai Noon
  • Mem­ber of the Acad­e­my of Motion Pic­ture Arts & Sci­ences, Motion Pic­ture Edi­tors Guild and Amer­i­can Cin­e­ma Edi­tors

Through­out the week­end of Novem­ber 4–5-6, Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val will fea­ture qual­i­ty doc­u­men­taries and docu-dra­mas that high­light com­pelling sto­ries about human­i­tar­i­an efforts, envi­ron­men­tal issues, social con­cerns and dar­ing explo­rations. Each film will be fol­lowed by live­ly dis­cus­sion with the film­mak­er or a local expert.

For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion on this year’s fea­tured films and spe­cial events, vis­it the Festival’s web­site, www.fhff.org. And for infor­ma­tion on how to get to San Juan Island or where to stay, go to www.visitsanjuans.com.

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