Harold & Lillian
From executive producer Danny DeVito comes the love story of two of Hollywood’s greatest unsung heroes – Harold and Lillian Michelson. Although their work as storyboard artist and film researcher was nearly always uncredited, their iconic six-decade careers were responsible for the production design of many Hollywood hits including The Birds, The Graduate, The Ten Commandments and Fiddler on the Roof. Their long and happy marriage was not without struggle; they raised three children including an autistic son. This charming story, and fascinating education in filmmaking, is told through modern storyboard narrative, illustrated love letters and interviews featuring Harold’s wit, Lillian’s honesty and colleagues, including Mel Brooks and Francis Ford Coppola, who lovingly share their admiration for this amazing couple.
Please join us after the film for a complimentary reception with light refreshments. Tickets for guests 65 and older are free, but tickets are required.
“touching tribute to a beautiful Hollywood romance” -Entertainment Weekly
Documentary / Dir; Daniel Raim / Starring: Lillian Michelson, Harold Michelson, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola / 2015 USA / English / 94 minutes
Cannes Film Festival, DOC NYC Fest, Jerusalem International Film Festival; Washington Jewish Film Festival 2017