“Two New York City guys, geniuses, really, for whom work is central” is how Kathy Hourigan, longtime managing editor at Knopf, describes them. “Two guys who are the best in their field. Bob Caro, the greatest political writer and thinker of our time. Bob Gottlieb, the greatest editor of his time, central to the literature of our time.”
Turn Every Page explores their relationship as they finish their life’s work, with all the attendant joys and sorrows. It was directed by Gottlieb’s daughter, Lizzie Gottlieb, and will be released to theaters in select cities, including San Francisco, Boulder, Chicago, and Washington D.C., beginning in mid-January. The schedule is online.
If all of this sounds familiar, it could be because the New-York Historical Society (NYHS) has had an exhibition of the same name on view for months. In an email, Louise Mirrer, president and CEO of the NYHS, noted “the significant role played by several documents from our Robert A. Caro Archive” in the new documentary and called it “a moving, insightful, and quite charming film.”
Check out the trailer here: