Women in Film's well-attended film festival over the weekend was highlighted by a Saturday afternoon with Sissy Spacek and marred by the no-show Friday night of Bette Davis.
Spacek was honored at the Cineplex Odeon theater complex in Universal City.
The program featured clips from such Spacek films as "The Coal Miner's Daughter," "Carrie," "Missing," "Heart Beat," "The River," " 'night, Mother" and "Crimes of the Heart."
The ponytailed actress, dressed simply in a white blouse and black pants, fielded questions and commented on her various roles during an on-stage interview with Darrah Meeley, the tribute's producer.
Her favorite: playing Loretta Lynn in 1980's "Coal Miner's Daughter," which earned her an Oscar.
"I felt a little silly," Spacek later said of her tribute, likening the experience to "a whole bunch of people singing happy birthday to you. It's wonderful, but I'm kind of shy."