The Arts Council, Inc. and Gainesville State College are proud to present “Dear Lemon Lima,” with Director Suzi Yoonessi as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the Smithgall Arts Centeron Thursday, September 16, 2010. To kick off the independent film series, we will host a barbeque dinner before the film, provided by The Holbrook of Lake Lanier catering and included in the ticket prices.
Meet the Filmmaker:
Following the screening of her feature film,”Dear Lemon Lima,” stay to join us as Ms. Yoonessi and the audience engage in a discussion about the film and her work as a filmmaker.
“Dear Lemon Lima,” is a coming of age comedy about a lonely 13-year-old half Yup’ik girl, Vanessa Lemor. Trying to navigate her way through getting dumped by her true love, über-intellectual Philip Gregory, and surviving prep school in Fairbanks, Alaska, she embraces her native heritage and rediscovers the spirit of the World Eskimo Indian Olympics. “Dear Lemon Lima,”celebrates our common traits and differences, inspiring kindness, individuality, equality and values kindled by the diary of a 13-year-old girl.