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CALS Speaker Series: Lizzie Gottlieb, director of Turn Every Page

Join us on Thursday, April 20, at the Ron Robinson Theater for a discussion with Lizzie Gottlieb, director of Turn Every Page. The documentary will screen at 6PM, followed by the discussion at 8PM. The event with be moderated by Nate Coulter. Doors open at 5PM. This free program honors Fred K. Darragh Jr.

About Turn Every Page – The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb:

STARRING: Robert A. Caro, Robert Gottlieb, Bill Clinton, Conan O’Brien, Maria Tucci, and many more

SYNOPSIS: 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.

About the author:

Lizzie Gottlieb has been directing film and theater in New York for the last 25 years. Lizzie’s most recent film, Turn Every Page, is a documentary about the prickly, funny, wildly productive half-century collaboration between Lizzie’s father, the editor Robert Gottlieb, and the author Raobert Caro (The Power Broker, The Years of Lyndon Johnson). Caro, 87, and Bob Gottlieb, 91, are in a race against time to finish their life’s work. The film premiered in June 2022 at the Tribeca Film Festival, and has since played at dozens of festivals, winning several audience awards, was named one of the best five documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review, and has received rave reviews. The film was purchased by Sony Pictures Classics and is currently playing in theaters across the country

Lizzie’s first film, Today’s Man, is about her brother who is on the autism 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 Award for Excellence in documentary.

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 has been teaching Documentary Directing at the New York Film Academy since 2014.


Date and Time

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm