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Norman
Start Date: 5/21/2017Start Time: 1:45 PM
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Event Description:

Richard Gere in one of his best performances ever!
NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER

A film by
Joseph Cedar
Cast: Richard Gere, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Lior Ashkenazi, Steve Buscemi, Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen

US, Israel | 2016 | 117 min | Drama | Rated R
English with Spanish subtitles

“Mr. Cedar, a New York-born Israeli filmmaker, has a sharp eye for intra-Jewish conflict, for the narcissism of large and small differences that can cause the unity of God’s chosen people to splinter like matzo. His previous film, the sublime comedy
Footnote, mined father-son rivalry and scholarly antagonism for biblical pathos and borscht belt humor. Norman traces fault lines, more cultural and temperamental than ideological or religious, between the members of the diaspora (or at least the New York wing of it) and their cousins in the Promised Land.” – A. O. Scott, New York Times

Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshel’s vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes. When Eshel becomes Prime Minister three years later, he remembers. With his very real connection to the leader of a major nation, Norman is awash in the respect he has always craved. Flush with his newfound feeling of success, Norman attempts to use Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman’s nephew (Michael Sheen), a rabbi (Steve Buscemi), a mogul (Harris Yulin), his assistant (Dan Stevens), and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman’s kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.

Screenplay:
Joseph Cedar
Producer(s): Miranda Bailey, Lawrence Inglee, David Mandil, Oren Overman
Cinematography: Yaron Scharf
Music: Jun Miyake
Editing: Brian A. Kates

2017 Miami Film Festival:
Opening Night Film
2017 Jerusalem Cinematheque: Israeli Premiere
2016 Toronto International Film Festival: Official selection

“Mr. Cedar, a New York-born Israeli filmmaker, has a sharp eye for intra-Jewish conflict, for the narcissism of large and small differences that can cause the unity of God’s chosen people to splinter like matzo. His previous film, the sublime comedy
Footnote, mined father-son rivalry and scholarly antagonism for biblical pathos and borscht belt humor. Norman traces fault lines, more cultural and temperamental than ideological or religious, between the members of the diaspora (or at least the New York wing of it) and their cousins in the Promised Land..” – A. O. Scott, New York Times | full review

“A spellbinder that features Richard Gere in one of his best performances ever.” – Peter Travers,
Rolling Stone | full review

“This delicate, novelistic character study is what more American independent films would be like if more were made by thoughtful grown-ups who gravitated toward nuance and complexity.” - Kenneth Turan,
Los Angeles Times | full review

 “In Richard Gere’s deft, veteran hands, Norman Oppenheimer is consistently, completely fascinating.” – Christy Lemire,
Roger Ebert | full review

“Gere has never been better, more alive, on screen.” - Michael Phillips,
Chicago Tribune  | full review

“It can take a TV series an entire season to establish a political intrigue as elaborate as the one Cedar devises here - and even longer to flesh out such a fascinating protagonist.” - Peter Debruge,
Variety | full review

 


Location Information:
Tower Theater  (View Map)
1508 S.W. 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-8706
Contact Information:
Name: Orlando Rojas
Phone: (305) 237-7802463
Email: towertheater@mdc.edu
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Admission Information
11.50, General admission
$ 9, Seniors, Non-MDC Students, MDC Staff
$ 7, MDC students, Tower Theater and Miami Film Society members
Video/Other Details
Parking/Remarks
Free parking available behind the theater
Ticket Information
https://www.retrievertickets.com/rt/?theaterID=6438706
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