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1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Feb 8, 2019 - Sun, Feb 10, 2019
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A TRIBUTE TO NORMAN JEWISON

Norman Jewison has been a vibrant force in the motion picture industry for five decades. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jewison made his professional debut on the stage at the age of five. After service in the Royal Canadian Navy and studies at the University of Toronto’s Victoria College, the aspiring performer found work on the stage and in radio for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Eventually Jewison would write, direct and produce some of Canada’s most popular musicals, dramas, comedy-variety shows and specials during seven years with the CBC. In 1958, Jewison accepted an invitation from CBS in New York to direct the series “Your Hit Parade,” and further work in television would bring him three Emmy Awards.

His film debut as a director came with 1962’s 40 POUNDS OF TROUBLE; after three more romantic comedies for Universal, Jewison became an independent filmmaker. This was a move that brought success with his first effort, THE CINCINNATI KID. Now acknowledged as a classic, it was co-written and directed by Jewison and starred Steve McQueen. Since then, Jewison’s films have covered a wide range of subjects and styles, from the sharp pre-glasnost (by 20 years) political satire of THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! and the stylish gamesmanship of THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR to angry irony of …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL and the sultry mystery of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

The filmmaker has been personally nominated for Oscars for Best Director (IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MOONSTRUCK) and Best Picture (THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, A SOLDIER’S STORY, MOONSTRUCK) and was honored with the prestigious Irving Thalberg Award at the 1999 Academy Awards. His homeland has made Jewison an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario and decorated him with the Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian award. In November 1986, Jewison established the Canadian Film Centre, akin to the American Film Institute in the United States. In January 2010, he was presented with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the Directors Guild of America.

Series compiled by Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger.

We are thrilled to welcome Norman Jewison to the Aero Theatre!
Aero TheatreFri, Feb 8, 2019 - Sun, Feb 10, 2019
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Norman Jewison In Person!
Fri, Feb 8, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Norman Jewison & Eva Marie Saint In Person!
Sat, Feb 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Norman Jewison In Person!
Sat, Feb 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Feb 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
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