Join Cantor Schwartz to See his Movie Debut!

Join Cantor Azi Schwartz for his big screen debut as a cantor in Richard Gere's new movie Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer! The new film by Academy Award® nominated director Joseph Cedar (Footnote) is a comic and compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgive—the need to matter. One scene takes place in a synagogue, with Cantor Schwartz in a cameo role as the cantor, and members of the PAS community among the congregants attending the service.

See the film with Cantor Schwartz and PAS friends on the weekend of the NYC premiere! Before the screening, join Cantor Schwartz and director Joseph Cedar for a conversation about the movie.

Film: Norman: The Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Sunday | April 16 | Lincoln Plaza Cinema, 1886 Broadway, New York, NY
11:30 am | Q&A with Joseph Cedar
12:00 pm | Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
The run-time of the movie is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes

Tickets are available to purchase at:
at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema box office in person
Lincoln Plaza Customer Service: 212- 757-0359

Please note: you MUST purchase tickets through Lincoln Plaza Cinema either online or in-person. They are available on a first come first serve basis.

Synopsis: Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone’s friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere. Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshel’s vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes, a gesture that deeply touches Eshel. When Eshel becomes Prime Minister three years later, he remembers. With his very real connection to the leader of a major nation, Norman is awash in the respect he has always craved. Flush with his newfound feeling of success, Norman attempts to use Eshel’s name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman’s nephew (Michael Sheen), a rabbi (Steve Buscemi), a mogul (Harris Yulin), his assistant (Dan Stevens), and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman’s kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent.