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Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

"A dynamite documentary!" - Huffington Post

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

About the Film

Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family, Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism.

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is the definitive chronicle of Mr. Lear’s life, work, and achievements, but it is so much more than an arm’s-length, past-tense biopic; at 93, Mr. Lear is as vital and engaged as he ever was. Top-notch cinéma vérité documentarians Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp, 12th & Delaware, DETROPIA) seize the opportunity to fashion a dynamic portrait that matches the spirit of their subject. Breaking down the fourth wall to create an evocative collage where past and present intermingle, they reveal a psychologically rich man whose extraordinary contributions emerge from both his personal story and a dialogue with the world.

Starring: Norman Lear George Clooney Jon Stewart Rob Reiner Amy Poehler Phil Rosenthal
Director: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Release Date: 07/08/16

Reactions

"Genuinely surprising...an exquisite look at one of the great creative instigators of our time." -Ain't It Cool News

"Stunning! A dynamite documentary." -Matthew Jacobs, The Huffington Post

"A delightful, engaging, amusing and very timely documentary." -Alex Billington, FirstShowing.net

Awards & Festivals

  • World Premiere, Opening Night Selection - Sundance Film Festival
  • Closing Night Selection - AFI DOCS
  • Official Selection - HotDocs Toronto
  • Official Selection - Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

Cast & Crew

Cast

Starring: Norman Lear
Featuring: George Clooney, Jon Stewart, Amy Poehler, Rob Reiner, Phil Rosenthal

Crew

Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Producers: Brent Miller and Suzanne Hillinger
Executive Producer: Michael Kantor
Editors: Enat Sidi and JD Marlow
Director of Photography: Ronan Killeen
Cinematographer: Sam Levy
Composer: Kris Bowers

Technical Info

Production Year: 2016
Release Date: 07/08/16
Running Time: 1h 32m
Screen Ratio: 1.78:1
Sound: Dolby 5.1

Theaters

Berkeley
California
8/5/16
San Francisco
California
8/5/16
Detroit
Michigan
8/5/16
Wilmette
Illinois
8/5/16
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
8/5/16
Chicago
Illinois
8/5/16
San Rafael
California
8/9/16
Columbus
Ohio
8/12/16
Minneapolis
Minnesota
8/12/16
Houston
Texas
8/13/16
Tacoma
Washington
8/23/16
Austin
Texas
8/24/16
Cary
North Carolina
8/25/16
Bloomington
Indiana
8/27/16
Hartford
Connecticut
9/2/16
Atlanta
Georgia
9/10/16
Sedona
Arizona
9/12/16
Nevada City
California
9/25/16

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Awards & Festivals

  • World Premiere, Opening Night Selection - Sundance Film Festival
  • Closing Night Selection - AFI DOCS
  • Official Selection - HotDocs Toronto
  • Official Selection - Martha's Vineyard Film Festival

Reactions

"Genuinely surprising...an exquisite look at one of the great creative instigators of our time." -Ain't It Cool News

"Stunning! A dynamite documentary." -Matthew Jacobs, The Huffington Post

"A delightful, engaging, amusing and very timely documentary." -Alex Billington, FirstShowing.net

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