Film Society of Lincoln Center to Honor Norman Jewison

Director of “In the Heat of the Night” and “Fiddler on the Roof” to receive six-day retrospective in New York City

The Canadian-born director and producer Norman Jewison will receive a massive tribute at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which has announced a six-day screening series titled "Relentless Renegade: The Films of Norman Jewison." 

Norman JewisonJewison will appear for a number of Q&As at the May screening series, as will actresses Lee Grant and Olympia Dukakis and Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker.

“In American mainstream movie history there is a small handful of producer/directors that can lay claim to an extraordinarily immense, eclectic, and successful body of work," said FSLC programming associate Josh Strauss.

Over the course of his four-decade career, Jewison's films have received 46 Oscar nominations and six wins; his 1967 drama "In the Heat of the Night" was named Best Picture, while he also received Best Picture nominations for "Moonstruck," "A Soldier's Story," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming."

Those five films will all screen at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, as will a dozen other Jewison films, including "The Thomas Crown Affair," "Agnes of God," Jesus Christ Superstar," "Rollerball," " … And Justice for All" and "The Hurricane." 

Nine of those films will be followed by Q&A sessions, while Jewison will also be on hand to introduce an additional three of the 24 screenings that will take place from May 25 through May 30.

Tickets go on sale to the public on April 21. More information is available at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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