Wednesday, March 09, 2005

'Maria' co-star at home in Queens

11:18 PM EST, February 27, 2005 from


...Tobón, who is known affectionately in his Jackson Heights community as "the mayor" for all his charitable efforts on behalf of new immigrants during 30 years, was interviewed by the director of the film, Joshua Marston of Brooklyn...

...In "Maria," Sandino Moreno, 22, plays Maria, a young pregnant Colombian girl. Faced with the chance for a better life, the character accepts a risky $5,000 offer to become a drug mule, smuggling to New York packets of heroin she has gulped. She ends up in Jackson Heights as she struggles to adjust to her new life...
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