Sundance NEXT FEST – Lemon with post show performance by Lizzo, 12 août 2017 05:00-12 août 2017 08:00, The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA .
Doors at 7:00pm
Supported by The Cinefamily
Isaac Lachmann has seen better days. His acting career is tanking, while his colleagues succeed; his blind girlfriend of 10 years plans to leave him; and his own family singles him out as a constant disappointment at their latest reunion. Even as he takes a chance on new romance, Isaac struggles to define his place in a world that has seemingly turned against him.
Director Janicza Bravo (Gregory Go Boom, 2014 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Jury Award winner) returned to the Sundance Film Festival in 2017 with her description-defying debut feature that promises to delight and unsettle audiences in equal measure with its unique brand of discomforting humor. Bravo unflinchingly strips down her stellar lead and co-writer, Brett Gelman, to appalling levels of vulnerability, emphasized by idiosyncratic supporting turns from Michael Cera, Judy Greer, Nia Long, Martin Starr, and Gillian Jacobs. Bursting with meticulous unease and loving contempt, Bravo questions what it means to truly unravel.
Tossing her hair, flashing a confident smile, and “feelin’ good as hell,” Lizzo wields the kind of voice that’s right at home in soul, pop, hip-hop, R&B, rock, and gospel. The vivacious and versatile vocalist’s impassioned delivery and dynamic range bond the six tracks on her critically acclaimed major-label debut EP, Coconut Oil (Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records), achieving what she refers to as a “genre-less style.”