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The Sharp, Funny Coyote Tells a Personal Immigration Story

The Sharp, Funny Coyote Tells a Personal Immigration Story
A lot of commentators try to present immigration as a dry, conceptual matter about sovereignty and legal matters, but the issue's human face makes it way too adaptable to storytelling. That's what's killing anti-immigration activism in public polling — people like good stories too goddamn much.

The sharp, funny Coyote documents the narratives of two people disconnected from the realities of cross-border politics. One is a federal inspector meeting U.S. border agents for the first time. The other is Brian (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.), a 30-year-old living at home with his mom and sister who gets fired from his job as a teacher of a food handling and management course.

Nothing says "social misfit" like a shot of a skinny, shirtless dude working out with fitne...
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Midnight Shriek With "Jack The Bear"

From Anchor Bay Entertainment, comes a new re-issue of director Marshall Herskovitz' 1993 drama "Jack The Bear", written by Steven Zaillian based on the novel by author Dan McCall, starring Danny DeVito and Gary Sinise, with a very young Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Reese Witherspoon.

"...in 1972, 'Jack Leary' (Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.), his younger brother 'Dylan' (Miko Hughes) and father 'John' (DeVito) start over in Oakland, California, following the death of the boys' mother.

"John, who hosted a children's program back in Syracuse, now hosts the local late-night show 'Midnight Shriek', entertaining the audience during horror films as 'Al Gory'.

"One of the Learys' neighbors, 'Norman Strick' (Sinise) shows up at their home on Halloween, seeking donations for a racially-prejudiced candidate. John refuses, and shuts the door in Norman's face.

"Disturbed that Norman lives across the street, John gets drunk and his performance on his TV show mimics the racially-charged beliefs of his neighbor.
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