NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU is the definitive chronicle of Mr. Lear’s life, work, and achievements, but it is so much more than an arm’s-length, past-tense biopic; at 93, Mr. Lear is as vital and engaged as he ever was. Top-notch cinéma vérité documentarians Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing seize the opportunity to fashion a dynamic portrait that matches the spirit of their subject. Breaking down the fourth wall to create an evocative collage where past and present intermingle, they reveal a psychologically rich man whose extraordinary contributions emerge from both his personal story and a dialogue with the world.
Rachel Grady co-directed Oscar-nominated JESUS CAMP, and NAACP Image Award winner THE BOYS OF BARAKA along with Heidi Ewing. She won a Peabody award for 12TH AND DELAWARE and recently co-directed DETROPIA, an arresting exploration of Detroit City. The film won an editing award at the Sundance Film Festival, and an Emmy award. Grady resides in Brooklyn, New York.