VIFF 2016: Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story


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      There’s so much to savour in this big-hearted doc, whether you’re a classic-film follower, a nostalgia buff, or a fan of old-fashioned romance.

      The phenomenal Michelson team—he was a fabled storyboard artist and she an avid researcher—made indelible contributions to movies as different as The Graduate and The Ten Commandments, prompting warm recollections from the likes of Mel Brooks and Danny DeVito, with the latter also producing. Fun-loving writer-director Daniel Raim sketches in the couple’s loves and careers through interviews, film clips, and apt animation in Harold’s playful style. Along with all the wonderful lore it captures, the film makes a case for genuine artists subverting a studio system that often stifled itself with commercial constraints.


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