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“He came up to me and said, ‘I’m Dustin–burp–Hoffman,’ and he put his hand on my breast,” Streep said at the time. They met when she was auditioning for a play that Hoffman had directed years prior. “What an obnoxious pig, I thought.”

Drifter "John Nada" ( Roddy Piper ) finds construction work in Los Angeles and befriends fellow construction worker Frank Armitage ( Keith David ), who leads him to a local shantytown soup kitchen. There, Nada encounters strange activity around the church: a blind preacher ( Raymond St. Jacques ) loudly chastising others to wake up, a police helicopter hovers overhead, and a drifter ( George Buck Flower ) complains that his TV signal is continually interrupted by a man warning everyone about those in power. Nada discovers the nearby church is a front. The choir heard outside is an audio recording and the building is filled with scientific equipment and cardboard boxes. Nada finds a box hidden in the wall, but flees when the preacher notices him. That night, the police attack and bulldoze the shantytown. Nada returns in the morning to find the church empty, but with the hidden boxes still in the wall. He takes one of the boxes and in an alley, he opens the box and finds it filled with sunglasses. Taking a pair, he hides the box in a garbage can.

Ozomatli take their name from the Nahuatl word from the astrological symbol of the monkey , taken from the Aztec calendar . Ozomatli is also a god of dance, fire, the new harvest, and music. [3] In 1995, all the members met while attempting to form a workers union within Los Angeles. Though they were not able to win recognition, they were given an abandoned building for one month. The building turned into a cultural arts center, and within it Ozomatli was born. [4]




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