Harold and Lillian

(USA/2016—directed by Daniel Raim)

Movie fans may not recognize the names of Harold and Lillian Michelson, but the films we love wouldn’t be the same without them. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Harold and film researcher Lillian left an indelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Billy Wilder, Mike Nichols and many more. Through an engaging mix of letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Francis Ford Coppola, Mel Brooks, Danny DeVito and many more, this eye-opening and engaging documentary from Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unsung artists who anonymously bring our treasured dreams to cinematic life from “behind the curtain.” (94 min.)

“A NYT Critics’ Pick! A charming documentary that uncovers the work that went into creating indelible scenes in Hollywood history.” –Monica Castillo, The New York Times

 

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