Norman Lear, Just Another Version of You at the Castro Theater.

Norman Lear

(Film) – At the Bay Area Premier  in the Castro Theater Sunday, July 24, Norman Lear will receive the “Freedom of Expression Award,” by the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Lear is an icon and legendary television producer, credited with writing, creating, and developing more than 100 television shows in the United States; just to name a few: The Jeffersons, All in the Family, Maude, and Good Times had the Norman Lear touch.

The 94 year-old, WWII veteran is the subject of “Norman Lear: Another Version of You,” a documentary presenting a moving chronicle of his life, and how he broke taboos and set the standards for decades in American comedy.

The screening is at 3:15pm at the Castro Theater; he will be present to receive this important award, and will converse on stage with former SFJFF Executive Director Peter L. Stain.

For tickets and more information, please call 415-621-0523, or go to  and #sfjff. Sunday’s event in the Castro Theater. Illustration by Jessica Joy Jirsa.


Content by Lupita Peimbert, with information provided by the SFJFF.

Lupita Peimbert publishes Lupitanews, a look into arts, travel, and culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.  She is a former television news reporter, bilingual.

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