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Monday, June 04, 2012

LEMON

The documentary film LEMON, Directed and Produced by Beth Levison, is playing as part of Galway Film Fleadh this Wednesday, July 11 at 14:30. Galway Film Fleadh is offering a 10% discount to arts, writing, and community groups of 10 or more that choose to see the film.

"Lemon" is a portrait of Lemon Andersen, a three-time felon turned poet who savored a brief moment of glory in winning a Tony Award for Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. But Lemon has landed back in the projects, living with thirteen family members in a close-fit Puerto Rican community, and is desperate for a way out. We followed Lemon's last-ditch effort to get out of poverty through his autobiographical one man-show, "County of Kings." Ultimately, our film is a story about artistic struggle and creative triumph. The film is executive produced by Russell Simmons and Impact Partners (The Cove, To Hell and Back, An Inconvenient Truth), features Spike Lee, and includes an incredible score with Hip-hop phenoms Kanye West, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Aloe Blacc

Lemon won the Special Jury Prize at the DOC NYC Festival, an Honorable Mention at the Zurich International Film Festival, and most recently, a Special Mention at the Documentary Edge Festival in New Zealand.

The film is showing on Wednesday, July 11 at 14:30 at the Omni 8. It's the one and only screening!

For tickets, please visit the Galway Film Fleadh website. http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/programme.php?fest=6&ct=feature-documentary&cid=7&t=lemon&id=444