Tribute to Joe Edwards
SLIFF celebrates Joe Edwards, an iconic fixture of St. Louis, for his achievements in connecting cultures and communities since 1972, including the restoration of SLIFF’s signature venue, the Tivoli Theatre. The driving force behind the Loop’s renaissance, Edwards is behind such Delmar institutions as Blueberry Hill, the Pageant, Delmar Hall, the Moonrise Hotel, and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. The event features a reception with beer, wine, cocktails, and food, a video tribute, a compilation reel of Edwards’ favorite films, a conversation between Edwards and KMOX’s Charlie Brennan, and a presentation of SLIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award. On Nov. 2, SLIFF also screens one of Edwards’ favorite films, “The Big Lebowski,” on the 20th anniversary of the cult classic, with special guest John Goodman — another Lifetime Achievement Award honoree — in attendance.