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Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

The fascinating love story and creative partnership of a storyboard artist and film researcher.

Videos

Trailer

Overview

Genre
Biography, Cultural History, Arts, Portrait, and History
Synopsis

Movie fans know the work of Harold and Lillian Michelson, even if they don’t recognize the names. 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, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola and others, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award®-nominated director Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage and a celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
94 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Adama Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2013-2015
Locations
Los Angeles

Distribution Details

Release year
2016
Festivals
World Premiere at 2015 Cannes Film Festival, North American Premiere DOC NYC 2015
Awards
Nominee—Golden Eye Award, Cannes Film Festival 2015
Distribution
A Zeitgeist Films release (theatrical), TCM (broadcast), and Netflix (streaming, all English-language territories)
Broadcast (Prod.)
TCM, Canal+
Broadcast (Acq.)
TCM (USA), CBC Documentary Channel (Canada), Canal+ (Spain)
Language
English

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