Come see the D.C. Premiere film screening of Dear Lemon Lima by director Suzi Yoonessi
When: Saturday, October 2nd at 4:30 pm
Where: National Geographic All Roads Film Festival at 1600 M Street NW
A discussion with the director immediately follows the screening.
Co-hosted by DC APA Film Festival
Dear Lemon Lima is an epistolary coming-of-age tale, narrated through the pondering yet hilarious diary entries of young Vanessa (brought to life by Savannah Wiltfong, who, like Vanessa, is part Yup’ik), a quirky middle-school age girl in a small Alaskan town who wants to win back her wealthy, snobbish ex-boyfriend (played by award-winning actor Shayne Topp). So she and her motley-crew of outcast friends form a team to compete against her ex-boyfriend’s team in their prep school’s Snowstorm Survivor Competition, and in the process, Vanessa builds her self-esteem and gains pride in her Yup’ik (Native Alaskan) heritage. Acclaimed actors and Alaskan native youth round out the cast in this family-friendly film. This film is a National Geographic All Roads Film Grant recipient.
“A spoonful of sugar, to say nothing of bright pastel colors and friendly bunny rabbits, helps the medicine go down in the sometimes ungainly but often winning prep school comedy.”—-Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
Tickets on sale now! For tickets and more information, click HERE.
The All Roads Film Festival is a part of the All Roads Film Project, a National Geographic program dedicated to providing a platform for indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture storytellers from around the world to showcase their works to promote knowledge, dialogue, and understanding with a broader, global audience. In six days, the festival takes its audiences from the Native American Southwest and Northwest Coast tribes to the Arctic Circle, the Middle East, South Asia, Australia, Latin America, the Pacific Islands, and Africa through film, photography, and music events with stories of hope, triumph, coming of age, wisdom, culture, and humor.