Sedona News – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of “Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb” showing March 17-23 at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Robert Caro (Power Broker, The Years of Lyndon Johnson) and legendary editor Robert Gottlieb, have worked and fought together for 50 years, forging one of publishing’s most iconic and productive partnerships. Caro’s The Power Broker, edited by Gottlieb continues to be a bestseller after 48 years. Now 87, Caro is working to complete the fifth and 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.
Directed by Gottlieb’s daughter, Lizzie Gottlieb, “Turn Every Page” explores their remarkable creative collaboration, including the behind-the-scenes drama of the making of Caro’s The Power Broker and the LBJ series. With humor and insight, this unique double portrait reveals the work habits, peculiarities and professional joys of these two ferocious intellects. It arrives at the culmination of a journey that has consumed both their lives and impacted generations of politicians, activists, writers and readers, and furthered our understanding of power and democracy.
The Power Broker and the first four volumes of The Years of Lyndon Johnson are the seminal biographies of our time. A large audience patiently awaits the fifth and final Lyndon Johnson book which Caro is furiously working to finish. For those that have read any of these books, “Turn Every Page” is a revelation of the writing process and the mysterious relationship between an author and his editor. Those that haven’t will discover surprising and shocking moments of history that are unveiled in the investigative nature with which Caro approached them.
“An utterly engaging gift. A movie about two men racing to complete their lives’ work.” — Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter
“An enthralling documentary. ‘Turn Every Page’ is a love letter meticulously evenhanded and revealing.” — Owen Gleiberman, Variety
“Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre March 17-23. Showtimes will be 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, March 17, 18, 19 and 20; and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, March 21, 22 and 23.
Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.