Directors: Laura Brownson, Beth Levison
Running Time: 85 minutes
Three-time felon, one-time Tony Award winner, Lemon Andersen is an acclaimed poet whose voice speaks for a generation. 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, Aloe Blacc and others, this award-winning documentary debut personalizes the anguish of a generation of men clinging to the margins but fighting for something more.
2011 Doc NYC – Special Jury Prize
2011 Zurich Film Festival – Honorable Mention
2012 Miami International Film Festival – Official Selection