February 24th, 2023 - 4:00 pm
TURN EVERY PAGE: THE TALES OF ROBERT CAIRO AND ROBERT GOTTLIEB Opening at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes
Opening February 24, the Rehoboth Bach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater presents Turn Every Page: The Tales of Robert Cairo and Robert Gottlieb, an engrossing documentary that explores a remarkable fifty-year relationship between two American literary legends.
Now 86, writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Caro (The Power Broker), is working to complete the final volume of his masterwork, The Years of Lyndon Johnson; Cairo’s longtime editor, 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 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. [2022, US, 112 min, Rating: PG-13]
Kimberley Jones of the Austin Chronicle pens, “This is, after all, a daughter profiling her dad and his co-worker. That intimacy informs the energy of the film, and opens up avenues hardly available to most documentarians.” Lynn Venhaus of the Webster-Kirkwood times say, “The pair have lived colorful, celebrated lives, and are honest in their self-awareness. To watch them work is akin to a symphony conductor. We are in the presence of greatness.”
Screening times are 4 pm on Fri (Feb 24), 5 pm on Sat (Feb 25) and 4 pm on Sun (Feb 26). Admission is $9 for members, $11.50 for general audiences and $5 for students. Purchase advance tickets at www.rehobothfilm.com or at the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes beginning 30 minutes prior to the screening.