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Screening and Discussion 'Turn Every Page'

Monday, April 24, 2023

Screening: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Discussion: 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

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Join the Watson Institute and the Brown Arts Institute for a John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress discussion with Lizzie Gottlieb, director of "Turn Every Page." Kent Kleinman, faculty director of the Brown Arts Institute will lead the Q&A. 

About the film:

"Turn Every Page" explores the remarkable fifty-year relationship between two literary legends, writer Robert Caro and his longtime editor Robert Gottlieb. 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. With humor and insight, this unique double portrait reveals the work habits, peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects at the culmination of a journey that has consumed both their lives and impacted generations of politicians, activists, writers, and readers.

For more information on Mr. Caro and his work, visit robertcaro.org.

Watch the trailer here.

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress

Lizzie Gottlieb directs film and theater in New York City. Lizzie's most recent film, "Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb," was recently released by Sony Pictures Classics and is currently playing in theaters across the country. The film won several festival audience awards, was named one of the best five documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review and was a New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Lizzie's first film, "Today’s Man," is about her brother who is on the autistism spectrum. It aired on PBS (Independent Lens). Her film "Romeo Romeo," about a young lesbian couple on a quest to have a baby, was also on PBS (America Reframed), and won the NLGJA Excellence in Documentary Award.

She founded and ran an off-Broadway theater company dedicated to producing new plays at accessible prices. With that company, Pure Orange Productions, she produced and directed plays including Keith Bunin’s "The Principality of Sorrows" with Robert Sean Leonard, David Lansbury, and Joanna Going; "Marking" by Patrick Breen, starring Peter Dinklage, Amy Ryan, Aidina Porter, and Maria Tucci. Other productions included Jonathan Marc Sherman's "Evolution" with Josh Hamilton and Peter Dinklage, Noel Coward's "Private Lives" with Sara Ramirez and "Fifth Planet" by David Auburn with Christina Kirk and Michael Ian Black. Gottlieb directed plays for Naked Angels, New York Stage and Film, Malaparte and Julliard.

Lizzie teaches documentary directing at the New York Film Academy.