Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaFri, Jul 29, 2016 6:15 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, Jul 30, 2016 4:00 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSat, Jul 30, 2016 8:45 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSun, Jul 31, 2016 4:00 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaSun, Jul 31, 2016 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaMon, Aug 1, 2016 1:30 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaMon, Aug 1, 2016 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaTue, Aug 2, 2016 9:30 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaWed, Aug 3, 2016 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaThu, Aug 4, 2016 4:00 PM Not Available
 
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaThu, Aug 4, 2016 8:45 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Run Time:91 min
Director(s):Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Country:USA
Released:2016
Rating:STC
Featuring:Norman Lear
George Clooney
Adrienne Barbeau
Jon Stewart
Rob Reiner
Amy Poehler
Jay Leno
Valerie Bertinelli
Description

Legendary creator, writer and producer Norman Lear revolutionized television and living room conversations across America with unforgettable shows like All in the Family, Maude, Good Times and The Jeffersons. His programming questioned the national consciousness on race, class and feminism; with scenes like a young Michael from Good Times challenging the whitewashing of his school system and Bea Arthur's Maude (in Maude) making the then-radical decision to have an abortion, Lear brought thought-provoking sociopolitical debate into the home. In this popular Hot Docs 2016 doc, figures including Amy Poehler, George Clooney, Rob Reiner, Jon Stewart and the lively Mr. Lear himself at 93 years old, discuss his life and extraordinary achievements. Pushing boundaries and placing the politics of representation front and centre, the story of Lear's boldness in making television for a changing society feels stunningly relevant today.

Co-director Heidi Ewing will participate in a Skype Q&A on Friday, July 29 at 6:15 p.m. and co-director Rachel Grady will take part in a Skype Q&A on Sunday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m.

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Additional Information

Opening Night Film—Sundance Film Festival 2016