Director Joseph Cedar watched the crowd with amazement and then introduced the film by saying that this is exactly the audience he made the film for.
Director Joseph Cedar explains his inspiration for “Norman,” which stars Richard Gere as a New York fixer.
Richard Gere didn’t think he was the obvious choice to play a Jewish-American fixer. Joseph Cedar, director of “Norman,” disagreed.
Richard Gere says his decision to travel to Jerusalem last week for the Israeli premiere of his new film, ‘Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer,’ wasn’t easy.
Hollywood actor Richard Gere delighted fans after walking the red carpet in Jerusalem for the Israeli premiere of his new film “Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer.”
Actor Richard Gere reportedly is set to star in a new film by award-winning Israeli director Joseph Cedar.
It sounds like a high-concept Hollywood pitch: Feisty 86-year-old Holocaust survivor meets tough inner-city high-school kids. In fact, a documentary about the indefatigable Fanya Gottesfeld Heller — and her conversations with students at Brooklyn’s “alternative” Pacific High School — airs on PBS affiliates throughout April. Richard Gere narrates “Teenage Witness: The Fanya Heller Story,” partly based on Heller’s 1993 autobiography “Love in a World of Sorrow.” Heller spoke to the Forward’s Michael Kaminer from her Upper East Side apartment — on the day she learned that Pacific High School was slated to close.