WIN: Tickets to American Masters – Norman Lear Theatrical Release!

Norman Lear, circa 1969-70

Norman Lear, circa 1969-70 (Courtesy of Norman Lear)

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, American Masters – Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You combines stories from his turbulent childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (All in the Family, The JeffersonsGood Times, Maude) and social activism. The documentary also features colorful stories from Lear’s family, friends and collaborators, including John Amos, Mel Brooks, George Clooney, Alan Horn, Bill Moyers, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner and Russell Simmons. Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady show how a poor Jewish kid from Connecticut became one of TV’s most successful producers. Bringing provocative subjects like war, poverty, and prejudice into 120 million homes every week, Lear proved that social change was possible through an unlikely prism – laughter – and created some of the greatest moments in television history. Interested in seeing the film? We’ve partnered with WNET to give away five pairs of tickets to the theatrical release at San Francisco’s Opera Plaza Cinema and Berkeley Shattuck Cinema.  

To be in with a chance of winning them, just send an email to giveaway@kqed.org with the subject “NORMAN” that contains your full name and the date and venue of your choice.

From all entries we’ll randomly select five winners for a pair of tickets (worth up to $20 per pair.) Deadline to enter is Wednesday, August 3 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be notified and receive passes via e-mail on Thursday. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.

Opera Plaza Cinema: American Masters – Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
Monday, August 8
Tuesday, August 9
Wednesday, August 10
Thursday, August 11
601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Berkeley Shattuck Cinema: 
American Masters – Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 

Monday, August 8
Tuesday, August 9
Wednesday, August 10
Thursday, August 11
2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Be sure to tune into American Masters online and on KQED9.

WIN: Tickets to American Masters – Norman Lear Theatrical Release! 1 August,2016On KQED