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Janicza Bravo

Janicza Bravo is a new American filmmaker. The writer-director’s debut feature Lemon premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Bravo has directed eight short films including Gregory Go Boom starring Michael Cera (winner of the Jury Prize in Sundance), Pauline Alone starring Gaby Hoffmann, and Woman In Deep starring Alison Pill. She also directed the “Juneteenth” episode of the television series Atlanta and the VR short film Hard World for Small Things.

Janicza Bravo shares with us five films she loves.

01

All That Jazz, Bob Fosse, 1979

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Fosse’s semi-autobiographical story of a dancer/choreographer, and director at the end of his life.

02

Beware of a Holy Whore, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1971

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A film that pokes fun at the nightmare that it was to make Fassbinder’s previous film.

03

Interiors, Woody Allen, 1978

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Woody Allen’s first drama. Beige, beige, beige, grey. Geraldine Page plays an interior decorator, it’s the only aspect of her life she has a full grasp of. A piece about aging and leaving a mark.

04

The King of Comedy, Martin Scorsese, 1982

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A sad comedy about a man who is desperate for celebrity.

05

The Landlord, Hal Ashby, 1970

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A comedy about gentrification. A wealthy white man buys a building in a predominantly black part of Brooklyn New York. His tenants reject him and he does his best to take control of the situation.

01 All That Jazz, Bob Fosse, 1979

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01

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Fosse’s semi-autobiographical story of a dancer/choreographer, and director at the end of his life.

02 Beware of a Holy Whore, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1971

Watch the film

02

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A film that pokes fun at the nightmare that it was to make Fassbinder’s previous film.

03 Interiors, Woody Allen, 1978

Watch the film

03

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Woody Allen’s first drama. Beige, beige, beige, grey. Geraldine Page plays an interior decorator, it’s the only aspect of her life she has a full grasp of. A piece about aging and leaving a mark.

04 The King of Comedy, Martin Scorsese, 1982

Watch the film

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A sad comedy about a man who is desperate for celebrity.

05 The Landlord, Hal Ashby, 1970

Watch the film

05

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A comedy about gentrification. A wealthy white man buys a building in a predominantly black part of Brooklyn New York. His tenants reject him and he does his best to take control of the situation.

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