This release comes to us from Topic Studios.
The new documentary from Topic Studios, Turn Every Page will premiere at this year’s Tribeca Festival. The film explores the remarkable decades-long collaboration between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his editor Robert Gottlieb, as they race to complete their life’s work. It will be featured in the festival’s Spotlight section.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Caro and renowned editor Robert Gottlieb have worked and fought together for 50 years, forging one of publishing’s most iconic and productive partnerships. Now 86, Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Gottlieb, 91, waits to edit it. The task of finishing their life’s work looms before them.
Directed by Gottlieb’s daughter, Lizzie Gottlieb, Turn Every Page explores their remarkable creative collaboration, including the behind-the-scenes drama of the making of Caro’s The Power Broker and the LBJ series. With humor and insight, this unique double portrait reveals the work habits, peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects. It arrives at the culmination of a journey that has consumed both their lives and impacted generations of politicians, activists, writers, and readers, and furthered our understanding of power and democracy. The documentary features Conan O’Brien, Bill Clinton, Ethan Hawke, David Remnick, Lisa Lucas, Majora Carter, and more.
Turn Every Page is directed by Lizzie Gottlieb who also produces along with Joanne Nerenberg and Jen Small. The film will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 12th at 5 pm followed by a discussion with Lizzie Gottlieb, Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb at SVA 1 in New York City.