Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

American Independent

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

(USA, 2016, 92 min.)

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady

Producers: Brent Miller, Suzanne Hillinger

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

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, bodly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed and feminism. The film 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.

Village Cinema #2 – Northstar California – Saturday, December 3 – 7:30pm