Film critic Manny Farber died in California yesterday at the age of 91, reports SF360. "I can only say that Manny was a dear friend and one of my heroes, a great writer and a great painter," Telluride Film Festival co-director Tom Luddy told the site. Reprinting an article about the critic from 2003, SF360 added, "One of America's greatest film critics, Farber leaves behind many other admirers and friends in the Bay Area, including the San Francisco Film Society, who enjoyed Farber's presence when he received the Mel Novikoff Award during the 2003 Festival.