A CLOSE UP (filmmakers-in-person) series
At 86, the writer Robert Caro is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; his longtime collaborator Robert 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, directed by Gottlieb’s daughter Lizzie, 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. (U.S., 2022, 112m)
Director Lizzie Gottlieb in person.
“A great profile, filled with wit, affection and detailed stories of how the books came to be.” –New York Times