Precious Images, directed by 2018 Master of Cinema honoree Chuck Workman, is a breathtaking short film featuring approximately 470 half-second-long splices of movie moments through the history of American film, pushing the audience into a kind of trance and taking them on a journey into their individual memories of great films of the 20th century. The film won the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film during the 1987 ceremony, where it was featured in its entirety.

This film screens with What Is Cinema? as part of our Master of Cinema award presentation event for Chuck Workman.