Tuesday, July 12, 2016

American Masters Pictures' Norman Lear doc opens in theaters; 10/25 on PBS

Music Box Films and PBS present 
a Loki Films and American Masters Pictures production  

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
 
In Select Theaters** beginning this Friday, July 8
Premieres nationwide on American Masters Tuesday, October 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)
Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom. With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, American Masters -- Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You combines stories from his turbulent childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (All in the FamilyThe JeffersonsGood TimesMaude) and social activism. The documentary also features colorful stories from Lear's family, friends and collaborators, including John Amos, Mel Brooks, George Clooney, Alan Horn, Bill Moyers, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner and Russell Simmons. Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, 12th & Delaware, DETROPIA) show how a poor Jewish kid from Connecticut became one of TV's most successful producers. Bringing provocative subjects like war, poverty, and prejudice into 120 million homes every week, Lear proved that social change was possible through an unlikely prism - laughter - and created some of the greatest moments in television history. 92 minutes.

**Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Confirmed Theaters  
 
New York, NY
Opens 7/8/16 
 
Pleasantville, NY
Opens 7/10/16 
 
Los Angeles, CA
Opens 7/15/16
 
Washington D.C. area (Bethesda, MD)
Opens 7/22/16
 
Seattle, WA
Opens 7/22/16
 
Cambridge, MA
Opens 7/29/16
 
Detroit, MI
Opens 8/5/16
 
Philadelphia, PA
Opens 8/5/16
 
San Francisco, CA 
Opens 8/5/16
 
Berkeley, CA
Opens 8/5/16
 
Chicago, IL
Opens 8/5/16
 
Minneapolis, MN
Opens 8/12/16
 
Columbus, OH
Opens 8/12/16
 
Austin, TX
Opens 8/24/16
 
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You websites: 
www.musicboxfilms.com/norman
http://normanlearfilm.com 
American Masters websites:   
#AmericanMastersPBS
     
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