Tribute to John Goodman with The Big Lebowski
SLIFF honors native St. Louisan John Goodman with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a tribute program that will include a clip reel of the actor’s career highlights and a conversation between Goodman and John Carney of KTRS (550 AM). Goodman grew up in Affton and graduated in 1975 from Missouri State University (then Southwest Missouri State) in Springfield, Mo. He soon moved to New York City to begin his long and significant acting career on stage, film, and TV. As part of our tribute, SLIFF offers Joel and Ethan Coens’ cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” which is celebrating its 20th anniversary and features one of the actor’s most indelible roles: Vietnam vet Walter Sobchak. A delightfully convoluted riff on Raymond Chandler, the film traces the efforts of Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski to obtain recompense for a loss — a rug that “really tied the room together” — recently suffered when two thugs broke into his apartment and shrilly demanded money owed by the feckless young bride of an entirely different Jeffrey Lebowski.
Film CategoryArchival Presentations Show-Me Cinema
Michael & Sue Wallace, Brown Smith Wallace LLP, Aaron Hempel, Jason Loiterstein, Barry & Jackie Albrecht, David & Jennifer Johnson, and SAG-AFTRA-Missouri Valley Local