It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise
HBO Documentary Films
Directed by Matt Wolf
2015 | 34 minutes


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It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise is a portrait of Hilary Knight, the artist behind the iconic “Eloise” books, as he reflects on his life as an illustrator and his relationship to his most successful work. At 88, Hilary finds himself with the desire to work and limited access to the subject he would most like to work with: Eloise. What emerges is a portrait of an artist stunted by early success and haunted by personal failures, deeply devoted to his most famous creation. It's Me, Hilary premiered at Sundance and on HBO.

A Casual Romance Production
Executive Producers: Lena Dunham & Jenni Konner
Produced by Stacey Reiss
Edited by Joe Beshenkovsky

Press & Reviews

“It’s Me, Hilary is not just a portrait of an unsung hero of New York culture, but an unexpectedly poignant primer on how to stay true to one’s vision and fully engaged as an artist, for life.” - Vogue

“The film is, in part, a portrait of an artist defined and haunted by a huge success.” - New Yorker

“Hilary Knight obviously knows a mad nut job when he sees one… A loving tribute to his personal charm.” - New York Times

Brimming with creativity and imagination.” - Variety

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