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PBS to Premiere Documentary on Poet/Playwright Lemon Anderson

By New York City
Lemon Anderson
(Courtesy PBS)
Lemon Anderson
(Courtesy PBS)
The new documentary Lemon, about New York poet/playwright Lemon Andersen, will have its broadcast premiere on PBS as part of Latino Public Broadcasting's arts and culture series VOCES on Friday, October 19, in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month.

Produced and directed by Laura Brownson and Beth Levison, Lemon is a Russell Simmons presentation in association with Impact Partners. Filmed over the course of three years, the documentary follows Andersen as he attempts to bring his life story to the stage in his solo show, County of Kings, while navigating the perilous world of the New York theatrical community and battling demons from his past.

Andersen has been featured as a regular on HBO's Def Poetry and was also an original cast member and writer of the Tony Award winning Def Poetry Jam on Broadway. On screen, the actor has appeared opposite Denzel Washington in Spike Lee's Inside Man and The Soloist starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.

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