VOCES “Unfinished Spaces” & "Lemon"

Sun, 10/28/2012 - 2:00pm

Lemon Andersen performs his autobiographical play County of Kings in “Lemon.”

Credit: Courtesy of Dandelion Films, Inc. / Matthew Akers

VOCES showcases Latino artists, athletes and performers who reflect their culture while defying all expectations. 

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, WXXI presents VOCES “Unfinished Spaces” & "Lemon" on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11). 

“Unfinished Spaces” airs Sunday, October 28 at 2 p.m.
Producers/Directors: Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray

In 1961, in the heady first days of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro asked three visionary architects to build the Cuban National Arts Schools on what had been the golf course of a country club. Before the construction was completed, the Revolution became Sovietized, and suddenly the project was denounced as bourgeois and counter-revolutionary. These radical, magnificent buildings become a prism through which we see the turbulent, ever-shifting history of Castro’s Cuba and follow the fates of the three architects, now in their 80s, who may get a second chance to revitalize their utopian project.

“Lemon” airs Sunday, October 28 at 3 p.m.
Producers/Directors: Laura Brownson and Beth Levison

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. “Lemon” follows one man’s journey to bring his life story to the New York stage while battling his darkest demons.