LEMON

Isaac, a struggling actor, watches as his odd life melts away in the L.A. sun.

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Estimated run time: 83 mins.
Directed By: Janicza Bravo

LEMON

2017 / USA / Narrative

 A mix between Anton Chekov, David Lynch and Larry David, this feature film debut from Janicza Bravo creates a dreamy satire rooted in the deep dark comic realities of failure. Isaac, played by Bravo’s real-life husband and the film’s Co-Writer Brett Gelman, tries to awkwardly assert his existence as his wife leaves him, his overbearing family strangles and his acting career oozes down the toilet. Co-Starring Michael Cera and Judy Greer and featuring one-of-a-kind performances by Rhea Perlman, Gillian Jacobs and Nia Long (to name a few), the film is an eerily funny vehicle for the weird sadness of mediocrity and the often misguided struggle for more. Did I mention there is also a musical number about Matzoh Balls?

 

Janicza Bravo

Director, Co-Writer, Producer

Bravo split her childhood between Panama and the USA, graduating from New York University with a major in directing and design for theater. Since the premier of her first short film at SXSW in 2011, to recently directing an episode of Donald Glover’s Emmy-winning ATLANTA, Bravo’s distinct voice is definitely one to watch.

 

 

 

 

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