Three-time felon, one-time Tony Award winner, Lemon Andersen is an acclaimed poet who appeared 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 phenomenons 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.
2012 Galway Film Fleadh Programme
Laura Brownson, Beth Levison | USA | 2011
Running Time: 82 mins | Colour | 35mm
Producers: Laura Brownson, Beth Levison
Production: Dan Cogan, Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan
Print: Source Beth Levison