"All I can do is point at the specific beauties of interior meaning on the screen and later catalogue the moments of recognition."
It can only be underestimated how much of the ways we perceive and think about cinema today have been defined by Andrew Sarris. The importer of auteur theory from France and the long time champion of some of the greatest film artists who would have been ignored otherwise, Sarris's work in the Village Voice, the academic halls of Columbia, and his canonical book, The American Cinema, represents an invaluable legacy on cinephilia and criticism. Sarris passed away in June of 2012, but with October 31st, 2013 being what would have been his 85th Birthday, Peter is glad to host a round table featuring Dan Sallitt, Godfrey Cheshire, and David Schwartz to discuss the work of an essential critic and lover of movies.
3:25-57:16 Sarris Roundtable (Part I)
1:00:06-1:23:22 Sarris Roundtable (Part II)
1:23:25-1:25:17 Close / Outtake