JCC Arts in the Afternoon

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You

Tuesday, March 21, 1:30 PM
Goldstein Auditorium, Springfield JCC, Springfield

How did a poor Jewish kid from Connecticut bring us Archie Bunker and become one of the most successful television producers ever? Norman Lear brought provocative subjects like war, poverty, and prejudice into 120 million homes every week. He proved that social change was possible through an unlikely prism: laughter. 

Still working at age 95, writer and activist Norman Lear is the man behind such hugely influential television sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Good Times, and Maude. Featuring interviews with Lear and George Clooney, Bill Moyers, John Amos, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, and others, the film focuses on points in Lear’s life that help to understand the man under the iconic hat.

Documentary | 2016 | 91 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady