Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights to Lizzie Gottlieb’s document “Turn Every Page – The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb”, which just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The deadline confirmed the news.
Focusing on Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Caro and legendary editor Robert Gottlieb, the latter of whom is the director’s father, the paper explores the men’s 50-year publishing partnership. “Turn Every Page” sees Caro and Gottlieb set about completing the work of their lives with Caro, 86, working on the last volume of his masterpiece, The Lyndon Johnson Years, while Gottlieb, 91, waits to edit it.
“Lizzie Gottlieb wrote a wise and profound love letter to one of the most incredible collaborations in literary history. Not only are we eavesdropping on their work process, but revelations about Robert Moses and LBJ abound. We look forward to working again [production company] Topic Studios and presenting this great American documentary to audiences everywhere, “said a statement from Sony Pictures Classics on the acquisition:
Gottlieb explained earlier in interview with us that she “wanted to make this film in order to try to understand an extremely productive, strangely controversial, extremely important collaboration and thus open a window to a secret creative process, a disappearing world of book publishing and the way truths about power in America are disclosed. “
The director added: “In my heart I think this is a story about what it takes to make works that last. For integrity and mortality and heritage. For what my generation and the generation of my children must keep out of this world that is disappearing before our eyes. ”
Gottlieb’s previous directorial credits include the documentary Today’s Man, a portrait of her brother, a former child genius diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 21, and Romeo Romeo, the story of two married women trying to conceive.