Series/Themes: Women in Film Focus
Film Year: 2022
Film Length: 112 min
Director: Lizzie Gottlieb
Featuring: Robert A. Caro, Robert Gottlieb, Bill Clinton, Conan O'Brien, Maria Tucci
The story of a friendship that spans five decades, this informative documentary explores Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb’s partnership as they approach the conclusion of Caro’s volume series, The Years of Lyndon Johnson. Caro and Gottlieb are described respectively as “the most influential biographer of the last century” and “one of the greatest editors of the 20th century.” Yet, they are known for their less than harmonious dynamic, leading some to question how they’ve maintained their connection for so long. Seen through the observant eye of Gottlieb’s daughter Lizzie Gottlieb, the film captures little moments revealing how these two brilliant minds managed to balance each other out and features insightful commentary from former President Bill Clinton, Conan O’Brien, and Maria Tucci.
Introduction by Bilal Qureshi (NPR)
Vinegar Hill Theatre