“Film history constitutes a very significant portion of my autobiography.” — Andrew Sarris
Last week, Eric Kohn reported from the memorial that took place on October 24th at the Walter Reade Theater in New York City in honor of the late film critc Andrew Sarris, bringing us a list of speakers and film clips played to honor Sarris’ memory. Now we’ve got the entire two-hour-plus tribute for you.
Below you’ll see over a dozen tributes to Sarris from colleagues like Richard Schickel and David Thomson and filmmakers like Jonathan Demme, interspersed with excerpts from some of Sarris’ favorite films like “Shoot the Piano Player” and “Au Hasard Balthazar.” First, here’s Part 1:
And here’s Part 2:
More from the Andrew Sarris memorial.