Tomahawk Springs

Institute History


After 17-year-old Daniel is expelled from high school in Indiana, his Lebanese mother Layal decides it’s best he move out to his father’s place in California. Agreeing to meet him halfway in New Mexico, mother and son — two formidable opponents — journey the road west, stopping at diners, motels, and hot springs along the way.


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