New York, NY- The Film Society of Lincoln Center will screen's film in series titled:Relentless : The Films of Norman Jewison.
Norman Jewison will appear at the screening of GAILY, GAILY (Wednesday, May 25 at 8:15PM), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Thursday, May 26 at 6:00PM), THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING (Thursday, May 26 at 8:45PM), AGNES OF GOD (Friday, May 27 at 8:45PM), THE CINCINNATI KID (Saturday, May 28 at 3:00PM), THE HURRICANE (Sunday, May 29 at 6:00PM), and A SOLDIER’S STORY (Sunday, May 29 at 9:15PM).
Lyricist Sheldon Harnick will come to the screening of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Sunday, May 29 at 2:15PM and Sony Pictures Classics Co-President and Co-Founder will attend a screening of ROLLERBALL (Saturday, May 28 at 8:30PM) .
Norman Jewison’s career started with directing and producing for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1958, Jewison was invited by CBS to direct the series “Your Hit Parade.” “The Show,” two specials, “The Fabulous Fifties,” Kaye’s television debut, “The Broadway of Lerner and Loewe” and the award-winning Judy Garland specials followed. Jewison won three Emmy Awards for his work at CBS.
His first big screen film was the comedy 40 POUNDS OF TROUBLE starring Tony Curtis (1962). THE CINCINNATI KID, starring Steve McQueen, was Jewison’s first independent film. Since then, Jewison’s directed films as different as political satire THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING, classic THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR, mystery of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, which won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture in 1967, and the ironic ...AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
He also directed screen versions of musicals FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.. In 1984, Jewison directed and co-produced A SOLDIER’S STORY, which was nominated for three Academy Awards. AGNES OF GOD, with three Oscar nominations, was his first feature filmed in his native country, Canada.
The hit MOONSTRUCK (1987), was a multiple Oscar-winner, Cher won Best Actress, Olympia Dukakis Best Supporting Actress and John Patrick Shanley Best Original Screenplay.
Number of other film and television works followed, most recent being THE STATEMENT (2003) starring Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam, Charlotte Rampling and others.
Jewison now works again with John Patrick Shanley on a project based on the Italian film, BREAD AND TULIPS.
Jewison’s films won 46 nominations and 12 Academy Awards. In 1999, Jewison received the Irving Thalberg Award and last year directors Guild of America gave Jewison Lifetime Achievement Award for his work.
He is also recipient of the Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival, the Moscow Film Festival, the Donatello Award from Italy, the Genie Award from the Canadian Academy, and Camerimage from Poland.
In 1992, Jewison was decorated a Companion of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian award.
Tickets for the series will go on sale Thursday, April 21 both at the box office and on-line. Discounts are available for Film Society members. Read more about The Film Society of Lincoln Center.
Screenings will be held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater, located at 165 West 65th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway.