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Three-time felon, one-time Tony award winner, Lemon Andersen is a pioneering poet whose words speak for a generation. But Lemon has landed back in the 'hood, living in the projects with thirteen family members and desperate for a way out. So he turns to the only thing he has left, his pen and his past. In this intricately crafted documentary, LEMON follows one man's harrowing 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 Aloe Blacc, this riveting documentary debut personalises the anguish of a generation of men clinging to the margins of society but fighting for something more. 

Film Credits

Directors: Laura Brownson, Beth Levison

Producers: Laura Brownson, Beth Levison

Photography: Matthew Akers

Editing: Tom Patterson, Charles Olivier

Sound: Michael Reilly, Marcus Ricci, Beth Levison

Music: Theo Green

Production Company: Dandelion Films, Inc.


Special Mention (Zurich Film Festival), Special Jury Prize (DOC NYC), Special Mention, Culture Vultures (DOC EDGE)


Orginal Title: LEMON

UK Classification: None

Subtitles: No

Voiceover: No



Length: 82 min

Colour: Yes


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LEMON Screening:

  • Tue29May

    at HMS President

    29 May 2012 5:00 pm

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