Joe and Anthony Russo have carved out a name for themselves in the film world, helming several entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and launching the AGBO Films banner. Now, they are aiming to introduce classic films to their fans while supporting local businesses.
The brothers are launching a series on their Instagram page, titled Russo Bros Pizza Film School, to “educate and spread some love” to favorite classic films. They will also enjoy pizza from local pizzerias in their hometown of Cleveland, Ohio as a way to support restaurants affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The series airs Fridays at 5PM PT / 8PM ET. Past episodes can be found on the Russo Brothers’ IGTV page.
“For the next few weeks we’re going to post a #MovieoftheWeek, the movies that had the greatest influence on us growing up,” the Russo Brothers said in an Instagram post. “The movies that made us want to be directors.” The first episode of Russo Bros Pizza Film School will focus on the film La Haine, directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. They will be joined by special guest Pete Hammond, an award winning film critic and commentator.
The Russo Brothers’ next film project is Cherry, based on the novel by Nico Walker and starring Tom Holland. They are also producing a Magic: The Gathering anime adaptation for Netflix and the live-action version of Disney’s Hercules.
Joe and Anthony Russo are starting a new series on Instagram Live, in which they'll show classic films and help support local pizzerias.