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My View: Norman Lear: “Just Another Version Of You” To Be Screened at Gold Coast International Film Festival

My View: Norman Lear: “Just Another Version Of You” To Be Screened at Gold Coast International Film Festival

Caroline Sorokoff, director of the Gold Coast International Film Festival announced today that there will be  a special screening of the new documentary NORMAN LEAR Just Another Version Of You.  On Wednesday June 22 the Gold Coast International Film Festival is hosting a special screening of the dynamic new documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, followed by a Q&A with Mr. Lear’s daughter, Kate Lear.
Arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television, Norman Lear brought primetime into step with the times. Using comedy and indelible characters, his legendary 1970s shows such as All In the Family,Maude, Good Times, and The Jeffersons, boldly cracked open dialogue and shifted the national consciousness, injecting enlightened humanism into sociopolitical debates on race, class, creed, and feminism.

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is the definitive chronicle of Mr. Lear’s life, work, and achievements, but it 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. Top-notch cinéma vérité documentarians Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp, 12th & Delaware, DETROPIA) seize the opportunity to fashion a dynamic portrait that matches the spirit of their subject.

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You will be screened on June 22 at 7:30pm at the Bow Tie Great Neck Squire theater on Long Island, just 30 minutes by train from Penn station.

The screening will be followed by the Q&A with Ms. Lear and a VIP dessert reception at LOLA, the 3 ½ star restaurant hailed by the New York Times as “Excellent”, “exotic and exciting.”


For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

VIP TICKETS: $40 (includes ticket to the film with preferred seating* plus reception at LOLA)

*Must arrive before 7:00pm for preferred seating.


SCREENING TICKET ALONE: $15/$10 students (in advance); $20 at the door (subject to availability)


(Stephen’s latest article in the Boca Raton Observer can be seen at Boca Raton Observer

Norman Lear

Norman Lear

Norman Lear

Norman Lear




Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen

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