Boston Premiere: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. – Filmmaker Q&A Follows Free Screening; Lemon Anderson Will Also Be in Attendance
Three-time felon, one-time Tony Award winner, Lemon Andersen is an acclaimed poet who broke out on Broadway in Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam. But Lemon has landed back in the projects, is living with thirteen family members, and is desperate for a way out. He turns to the only things he has left, his pen and his story. A beautifully crafted film, Lemon follows one man’s journey to bring his life story to the stage while battling the demons from his past. Featuring a surprise turn by Spike Lee and music by hip hop phenoms Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli and others, this documentary debut personalizes the anguish of a generation of men clinging to the margins but fighting for something more.
Laura Brownson hails from the world of narrative film having been a creative producer on projects for HBO/Showtime/Lifetime and CBS. Beth Levison is a two-time Emmy Award-winning producer of documentaries and children’s programs. Lemon marks their independent documentary film directorial debut.