'Lemonade' Will Motivate Your Lazy Laid Off Ass
Last night the movie Lemonade premiered at the Brattle Street theater in Cambridge, MA. Erik Proulx, who publishes Please Feed the Animals, is the masteind and executive producer of the film.
Lemonade is a 40 minute documentary about how people changed their lives for the better after having been laid off. In the film 16 people, including yours truly, tell their individual stories. There's the guy who got laid off and posed nude Burt Reynolds-style to find a new job. There's the woman who lost her job and launched a yoga business. There's the guy who went to an interview and ended up in a truth campaign commercial. There's the guy who lost his job and decided to change his gender. And there's the guy who lost his job, got colon cancer and started a little blog called Adrants.
Each story is unique. Each story is heart warming. Each story illustrates the fact there is life after the pink slip.
While seeing oneself on the big screen is truly a surreal experience, it's also cathartic and a nice acknowlegement of one's ability to make lemonade out of lemons as it were.
The film will play next in Detroit on December 17. Hopefully it catches the eye of Michael Moore. You can view the trailer here. The film has also been submitted to Sundance and SXSW. Along with the film, Proulx plans a book which will share more post-pink slip stories.
It was an honor to be a part of this production and I hope people who view it come to the realization there are many chapters in life and the current one is never the last.