To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us for a screening of Lemon at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Student Center East, Cardinal Room 329, at 750 S. Halsted Street in Chicago.
When Lemon Andersen held a Tony Award in his hands for his work in Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, it was close to a miracle. This poet/performer was a three-time felon who’d achieved more than anyone could have ever imagined. But when the show closed, he lost everything and moved his wife and two small daughters back to the projects. In desperation, he turned to the only thing he had left – his pen and his past. This film traces one man’s journey to bring his life story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons.
This free screening will be preceded by a light reception at 5:00 pm leading to the film being shown from 5:30-6:30 pm, followed by a 30-minute Q&A/discussion led by a professor from UIC. Parking is available on Halsted, across from Student Center East.
WTTW will air the VOCES series on four successive Fridays at 10:00 pm, beginning September 28.
These screenings, part of the VOCES community engagement initiative, are made possible through funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Latino Public Broadcasting with the support of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.