DCP - HD - 2015 - USA - 96 Min - Color / Black & White
Harold & Lillian: a Hollywood Love Story
Harold & Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (original title)
A film by Daniel Raim
HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY is a fascinating and humanistic account of the romantic and creative partnership of storyboard artist Harold Michelson and his wife, film researcher Lillian Michelson—a talented couple once considered “the heart of Hollywood.”
Harold and Lillian worked on hundreds of iconic films during Hollywood’s golden age including The Ten Commandments, The Apartment, The Birds, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Fiddler On The Roof, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Scarface, Full Metal Jacket and more. Although the couple was responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic examples of visual storytelling, their contributions remain largely uncredited. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with Harold and Lillian, Danny, DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Coppola and others, this deeply moving documentary chronicles their remarkable relationship and two extraordinary careers spanning six decades of movie-making history.
Academy Award®-Nominated Director Daniel Raim attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he studied under one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most esteemed collaborators, Production Designer Robert F. Boyle. He has created a trilogy of documentaries about Hollywood’s great behind the scenes masters including, THE MAN ON LINCOLN’S NOSE (2000, Oscar-Nominated documentary short); SOMETHING’S GONNA LIVE (2010, Los Angeles Times Critics’ Pick) and HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY (2015, Official Selection Cannes Film Festival).
Original language: English
Produced by: Adama Films
Cannes Classic 2015 - Official Selection – World Premiere
IFFR 2016 – Official selection
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Section Global Hollywood
Audience Award at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival