The very talented urban monologist Danny Hoch and his co-director, Mark Benjamin, bring Hoch's celebrated one-man, multi-character theater piece Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop
to the screen with a few cinematic tricks. But the spotlight remains exactly where it should be: On Hoch and his incisive material. His characters run the gamut of types and ethnicities, but they're all essentially linked by the street, either to life as it's lived there or the culture it spawns. An unlicensed New York City vendor who's sent to prison for selling Simpsons T-shirts Bart and O.J. without a license; a dangerously stressed-out corrections officer who's ordered...