Join us at the 2016 Democratic National Convention for a special screening of NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU.
A definitive chronicle of Norman Lear’s life, work, and achievements, this documentary 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. Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Mr. Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as, “All In the Family,” “Maude,” and “The Jeffersons,” boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism.
2pm: Screening of Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
3:20pm: Post-screening Panel and Audience Q&A moderated by Independent Journal Review's White House Correspondent Kate Glassman Bennett. This panel features the film's Academy Award nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan, and a special appearance by one of the most influential people in television history: Mr. Norman Lear himself.