Janicza Bravo’s Feature Directorial Debut ‘Lemon’ Opens in NYC Theaters This Weekend

Janicza Bravo’s feature film directorial debut Lemon, will be released in New York theaters on August 25th. The film made it’s debut at Sundance earlier this year and stars Brett Gelman alongside Nia Long, Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Shiri Appleby, Gillian Jacobs, Fred Melamed, Rhea Perlman, Jeff Garlin, Megan Mullally, Martin Starr, and more. Gelman also co-wrote the film with Bravo.  Check out the official synopsis below and watch the trailer.

Isaac Lachmann is a dud. Isaac Lachmann is 40. Isaac Lachmann is a man in free fall immobilized by mediocrity. His career is going nowhere. His girlfriend of ten years is leaving him. And his overbearing family doesn’t help matters. What did he do to deserve this? Things were supposed to work out differently for him. Isaac Lachmann had big dreams. Now he just watches as life unravels.

Bravo studied set design at New York University and started her film career as a freelance stylist in fashion, film, and theater.  She started focusing on directing in 2011, and her first short film was produced by Vice titled Eat! starring Katherine Waterston.  Bravo then went on to direct Gregory Go Boom which won her the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival in 2014.  The same year, she was also named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema.  Bravo’s most recent short, Pauline Alone, screened at BAMCinemafest and the L.A. Film Festival, and presented a short for Amazon’s The New Yorker Presents series in 2016.

Check out the premiere schedule listed below:

NYC OPENING WEEKEND Q&As

with JANICZA BRAVO & BRETT GELMAN

Friday, 8/25

Quad Cinema | 7:05PM SHOW

Moderated by KATJA BLICHFELD

(HIGH MAINTENANCE)

Quad Cinema | 9:20PM SHOW

Moderated by VIKRAM GANDHI

(BARRY)

Saturday, 8/26

Quad Cinema | 7:05PM SHOW

Moderated by ANTHONY ANTAMANUIK

(THE PRESIDENT SHOW)

Sunday, 8/27

Quad Cinema | 2:50PM SHOW

Moderated by NATASHA LYONNE

(ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK)

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