March 2014: Michel Stone, The Iguana Tree

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Michel Stone, The Iguana TreeHector and Lilia are a loving couple from southern Mexico; The Iguana Tree is the story of their journey to the U.S. to work illegally on a farm. Based on real life stories, Stone takes us to places Norte Americanos never see--sardine-packed false-bottom trucks, unsafe safe-houses, and immigrant detention facilities. The result is an even-handed story where immigrant, farm owner, and INS agent all get a ...

February 2014: Marc Schuster, The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl

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Marc Schuster, The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party GirlIn a run-down Philadelphia suburb, a divorced mother is trying to hold it together for her two daughters. But the girls are a lot of work, her job stinks, and her ex-hubbie's new wife makes her insane. Salvation appears in the form of white powder--at least until addiction sets in. ...

January 2014: John Warner, The Funny Man

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John Warner, The Funny ManAn unfunny comic rides an unfunny joke to spectacular fame. He overdoses on his ego and then does something very stupid. He's charged with manslaughter, and pleads "not guilty by reason of celebrity." Warner offers a blistering critique of American celebrity culture but remembers to make us laugh. If a younger, tougher Larry David wrote a ...