About The Film
Legendary TV writer and producer Norman Lear’s influence is so vast that "Everybody Loves Raymond" creator Phil Rosenthal splits American television into two periods: BN (Before Norman) and AN (After Norman). From "All in the Family" to "Maude," "Good Times" to "The Jeffersons," "Sanford and Son" to "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," Lear's creations addressed provocative political and social issues—race, religion, class, and aging—previously deemed too controversial or progressive for the average viewer. When the Religious Right rose to prominence, Lear took action and founded the advocacy organization People for the American Way, defending First Amendment rights from unjust attacks. The film tracks the life of this great man, now over 90 years old, as he records the audiobook of his autobiography, and includes interviews with Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner, Jon Stewart, Mel Brooks, George Clooney, John Amos, and many others.
About the Senior Matinee Event
This afternoon movie event is open to the general public and free for ALL SJFF pass holders. Seniors age 65+ get a special discount of $5. Coffee, tea and cookies served and included with admission.
The Seattle Jewish Theatre Company will perform a short 5 minute scene from their upcoming show THE DYBBUK, playing at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Sunday, April 23rd. Tickets are on sale now:
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
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