Joe and Anthony Russo have announced a new weekly Instagram live show titled Russo Bros. Pizza Film School, working to educate and spread some love to favorite classic films as well as local pizzerias while movie lovers are stuck at home during the pandemic. The series airs Fridays at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Instagram @therussobrothers.
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Introducing #RussoBrosPizzaFilmSchool… like a lot of you, our families have been watching movies together during quarantine. And these family movie nights have inspired us to start sharing some of our favorite classics with all of you. For the next few weeks we’re going to post a #MovieoftheWeek, the movies that had the greatest influence on us growing up. The movies that made us want to be directors. We will announce a movie every Friday, and then go LIVE the FOLLOWING Friday to discuss that movie, while taking questions from all of you. So you’ll have one week to watch each film. Our FRIDAY IG LIVES will include special guests, and our favorite pizzas from some beloved local restaurants. We love movies and we love pizza, so let’s just call it #RussoBrosPizzaFilmSchool. Our first #MovieoftheWeek is LA HAINE, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz (it’s available on both Amazon Prime Video and iTunes Movies). After you’ve watched the film, be sure to tune in to our IG LIVE at 5pm PST next FRIDAY (05/15) with our special guest, award-winning film critic and commentator Pete Hammond. Who’s enrolling? (Also, a special shout out to Joe’s son, Basil, for editing the logo).
Each week, the Bros will assign a movie for the class and will tune in with guests to talk about how different flicks have transformed their relationship to cinema while enjoying pizza from a local pizzeria.
For Episode 1, The Russo Brothers have assigned the movie La Haine (available on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes Movies). This week’s guest is Pete Hammond, currently the Chief Film Critic and Awards Columnist for Deadline Hollywood and is widely considered to be one of the preeminent awards season commentators for film and television. Before joining Deadline, Pete was an awards columnist for The Los Angeles Times, and a film critic for MovieLine, Box Office Magazine, Backstage, Hollywood.com, and Maxim. In addition to writing, Pete hosts popular year-round film screening series’ and is the recipient of five Emmy nominations for his own television writing.
The first episode launches Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.
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