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NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER

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NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXER

Israeli-American writer-director Joseph Cedar (FOOTNOTE) possesses an extraordinary gift for telling stories of men vying for prestige in cloistered worlds. With NORMAN, Cedar's wry gaze migrates to New York's network of fixers, connectors and middlemen. This absorbing character study stars Richard Gere as Norman, a seasoned "macher": a man who knows the right people and gets things done. When an Israeli dignitary, Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), visits New York, Norman decides to make an impression by buying him some extremely expensive shoes. A gold-star connection is made, but three years later Eshel winds up becoming Israel's prime minister and is suddenly hugely inaccessible. Norman's circle begins asking him to write checks he can no longer cash—and the fallout could destroy the reputation Norman has spent his life building.

Gorgeously photographed and infused with Cedar's trademark poetics, NORMAN is a heady comic drama. Its supporting cast of Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi, Hank Azaria, Josh Charles, and Isaach De Bankolé all tread the boards in Cedar's theatre of charisma. But this is ultimately Gere's show. We watch him perform his magic and are also invited to peek behind the curtain. Gere is somehow simultaneously seductive, vulnerable, and enigmatic—a profoundly satisfying balancing act, in the role of a lifetime. (Synopsis excerpted from the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival)

“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, when all Cedar had to do was give this archetype a name.” —Peter DeBruge, Variety

“Made with skill, style and an insider’s knowledge of the intersecting worlds of New York and Israeli power politics...Gere presides over it all with an impressively self-effacing portrait of a man who, while you wouldn’t want to experience him in real life, remains fascinating onscreen from beginning to end.” —Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

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Wednesday, May 24

4:30pm  7:00pm 

Thursday, May 25

4:30pm 

Friday, May 26

1:15pm  5:00pm 

Saturday, May 27

1:15pm  5:00pm 

Sunday, May 28

5:00pm 

Monday, May 29

5:00pm 

Tuesday, May 30

5:00pm 

Wednesday, May 31

5:00pm 

This Week (click showtimes to purchase)

Thursday

LONG STRANGE TRIPNORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXERGRADUATIONBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Friday

THE LOVERSBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYNORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXEROBIT.STALKERDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Saturday

Olde Worlde Theatre presents "Goldilocks & The Three Bears" with "Bravo Zan Sadieo"THE LOVERSBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYNORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXEROBIT.STALKERSOLARISDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Sunday

THE LOVERSSOLARISBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYOBIT.STALKERNORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXERDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Monday

NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXERTHE LOVERSBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYOBIT.SOLARISDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

Tuesday

OBIT.NORMAN: THE MODERATE RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF A NEW YORK FIXERTHE LOVERSBANG! THE BERT BERNS STORYSTALKERDONNIE DARKO (Restored Original Cut)

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