Janicza Bravo and her husband Brett Gelman have officially released a trailer to their film titled Lemon. The film made it’s debut at Sundance earlier this year and stars 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 co-wrote the film with Bravo, who is making her feature directorial debut with the project. Check out the official synopsis below and watch the above 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.
Lemon premieres in theaters, iTunes, On Demand, and Amazon Video on August 18th.