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Film Critic Jack Garner honored at the High Falls Women's Film Festival

Dresden Engle/High Falls Women's Film Festival

Longtime local film critic Jack Garner was honored at the High Falls Women’s Film Festival at The Little Theatre on Saturday night.

He received the Rochester Film Legacy Award which honors a filmmaker or film supporter based in the Rochester area whose passion and dedication embodies Rochester’s proud film legacy.

Garner, who began reviewing films for the Democrat & Chronicle in 1977, is also a dedicated supporter of the High Falls Women’s Film Festival.

The festival runs through Sunday, Nov. 3, celebrating the artistry of women in film — behind the camera, in leading roles on the screen, and at the heart of storylines.

Jack Garner is one of only four people to receive the prestigious George Eastman Medal of Honor from George Eastman Museum, where he currently serves as a trustee.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.