When the all-black population of East St. Louis, Ill., is disenfranchised en masse in electoral shenanigans that result in a George W. Bush–like Texan governor being elected president, the impoverished city decides to secede from the U.S., renaming itself "Blackland". Who would come up with such a hilarious premise: Filmmaker and E.St. Louis native, Reginald Hudlin and "Boondocks" creater, Aaron McGruder, with visualization by "Why I Hate Saturn" cartoonist, Kyle Baker. Read this one wearing a seat belt.
Monique Curnen is is an actor and producer. Her acting credits include roles in the highly acclaimed film MARIA FULL OF GRACE (Joshua Marston - Audience Award, 2004 Sundance Film Festival), ANGEL (Jim McKay), KATE & LEOPOLD(James Mangold). She has just completed work on the 2006 releases LADY IN THE WATER (M. Night Shyamalan), BERNARD AND DORIS (Bob Balaban) and HALF NELSON (Ryan Fleck) which was a crtics favorite at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.