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 phenoms Mos Def, Talib Kweli and Aloe Blacc.
A film by: Laura Brownson & Beth Levison
Executive Producers: Dan Cogan/Impact Partners, Russell Simmons, Stan Lathan
Co-Executive Producers: Diana Barrett/The Fledgling Fund, Abigail Disney/Fork Films
Co-Producer: Jenny Raskin
Director of Photography: Matthew Akers
Editors: Tom Patterson, Charles Olivier
Composer: Theo Green
Featuring songs by: Aloe Blacc, Mos Def, Talib Kweli/Kanye West/Nina Simone
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