Annie La Ganga in There There
The human connection is paramount in There There from the director Andrew Bujalski.
In a series of vignettes, There There examines the connections between people through their conversations in its unique shooting style.
The cast included Jason Schwartzman, Lennie James, Lili Taylor, Molly Gordon, Angele Bedekovic, Jasmine Skloss Harrison, Annie La Ganga, and Avi Nash.
Here is the official synopsis:
Acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Bujalski (Support the Girls, Computer Chess) explores the precarious nature of human connection in There There, a round-robin of emotional two-character vignettes in which seven people reach out and bond momentarily, setting the scene for the next encounter. A pair of new lovers, an alcoholic and her AA sponsor, a teacher and a parent, a lawyer, and his client, and more move from scene to scene, revealing intimate details as they forge connections. Via a groundbreaking shooting process, Bujalski plays with ideas of isolation and perception by filming each actor individually in separate locations, only joining them to their partner’s performance in the edit.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director Andrew Bujalski and actors Annie La Ganga and Avi Nash.
Andrew Bujalski studied film at Harvard’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, where Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman was his thesis advisor. In 2002, he made his directorial feature film debut with the comedy romance Funny Ha Ha. Computer Chess was featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and Results and acquired for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Former President of the United States Barack Obama listed his film Support the Girls as one of his favorite films in 2018.
Annie La Ganga played the part of Carol in the 2013 film Computer Chess. She is the author of “Stoners and Self-Appointed Saints.”
Avi Nash recently wrapped production on the Apple TV+ series Wool, which stars Rebecca Ferguson, David Oyelowo, and Common. Most recently, he was seen as the lead in the independent feature film Hosea, which premised at the Napa Valley Film Festival. Also, he was a series regular in the AMC series The Walking Dead.
There There is in select theaters and available On Demand.
Watch the exclusive interview with Andrew Bujalski, Annie La Ganga, and Avi Nash below. Let us know what you think of the interview.
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