LAFF winner DEAR LEMON LIMA, gets a theatrical release date

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
January 13th, 2011

Way back in June of 2009, I set out to cover my first festival for Gordon and the Whale – the Los Angeles Film Festival, then a Westwood Village-based fest I had already been attending on my own for many years. At the time, I was a frantic festival-goer, armed with my laptop and snacks and water and maps and schedules, simply laden with stuff I didn’t need. Amid my mania, I accidentally ended up in a screening for Suzi Yoonessi’s directorial debut, DEAR LEMON LIMA,.

The marketing for DEAR LEMON LIMA, is undeniably sugary sweet, capturing the essence and creativity of the film’s lead character, Vanessa. But the film is far beyond just unicorns and rainbows, as I explained in my review of it, “DEAR LEMON LIMA, was never fluff – fluff couldn’t hold this up. In the end, DEAR LEMON LIMA, is not airy cotton candy, sweet and unsatisfying. It’s a hot fudge sundae, hot and cold and sweet and salty and soft and hard, all at once, all delicious.” And though you may scoff at my sugar-tinged metaphors, the film has stuck with me all this time (not unlike a hot fudge sundae, now that I think about it). And that’s why I am genuinely overjoyed to say that DEAR LEMON LIMA, has finally gotten a theatrical and VOD release, set for March 4.

After the break, check out the rest of the film’s new theatrical poster, along with more about the film.

DEAR LEMON LIMA, has won prizes at a number of film festivals, including LAFF, Ft. Lauderdale, Anchorage, Sao Paulo, and Woodstock. It is also the only film whose merchandise I bought straight from the director in a hallway outside of a screening.

Source Dear Lemon Lima, Blog, via Dear Lemon Lima, Twitter

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  • Josh Brunsting

    Saw this at the 2010 Waterfront Film Festival here in Saugatuck, MI. Really great little film. One of the festival’s best. Really dug it.

  • Matt

    I’m glad the movie is good, because that’s one of the worst posters I’ve ever seen in my life. HAND-DRAWN BLOCK LETTERS, notebook sketches with rainbows and hearts… it’s everything horrible about the stereotypical indie movie rolled into one image.

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