Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You


The Main 2 Fri, Apr 8, 2016 7:15 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- Documentaries
- Women and Film
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Release Year:2016
Runtime:91 min
Print Source:Music Box Films
Director:Heidi Ewing
Rachel Grady
Producer:Suzanne Hillinger
Brent Miller
Cinematographer:Ronan Killeen
Jenna Rosher
Editor:J.D. Marlow
Enat Sidi
Principal Cast:John Amos
Adrienne Barbeau
Valerie Bertinelli
Filmography:Detropia ('12)
Jesus Camp ('06)


Television icon Norman Lear is proof positive that wit and intelligence can live side-by-side in popular culture. Writer, producer, comedian, activist Norman Lear is best known for his 70s that injected humanism into debates on race, class, creed and feminism—All in the Family, Maude, Good Times and The Jeffersons, just to name a few—but Lear’s legend reaches far beyond the TV shows.

Along with clips from the shows he created, directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady pull in testimonials from the likes of Amy Poehler, George Clooney, and Jon Stewart. But the real star is Lear himself and the eclectic life he leads.


"A focused, illuminating spotlight on a man who gave America's TV a clear, resonant voice." - Variety