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Title El norte [(DVD) videorecording] / American Playhouse ; Channel Four Films ; Independent Productions ; Island Alive ; Public Broadcasting Service ; produced by Anna Thomas ; original screenplay by Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas ; directed by Gregory Nava.

Edition [Second-disc special edition].
Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2009]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Foreign Films  SPANISH NOR    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 458
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 458.
Audience Rated AA.
System Details DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital.
Language Spanish and K'iche' (Mayan) or English dialogue, English subtitles.
Note Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1983.
Booklet features an essay by novelist Héctor Tobar and Roger Ebert's 1983 review of the film.
Special features: New, restored High-Definition digital transfer; new audio commentary featuring Nava; "In the service of the shadows: the making of 'El norte:' a new video program featuring interviews with Nava, producer and co-writer Anna Thomas, actors Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando, and set designer David Wasco; "The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva:" Nava's 1972 award-winning student film; gallery of Chiapas location-scouting photographs; theatrical trailer."
For specific features see interactive menu.
Cast Ernesto Gómez Cruz, David Villalpando, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, Alicia del Lago, Miguel Gomez Giron, Jose Martín Ruano, Stella Quan, Eraclio Zepeda.
Credits Cinematography, James Glennon ; editor, Betsy Blankett.
Summary Mayan Indian peasants are tired of being thought of as nothing more than manual laborers. They organize an effort to improve their lot in life, but are discovered by the Guatemalan army. After the army destroys their village and family, Enrique and Rosa, a teenage brother and sister, who barely escaped the massacre, decide they must flee to United States. After receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant on strategies for traveling, they make their way by truck, bus and other means to Los Angeles, where they try to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.
Subject Siblings -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Teenagers -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Illegal aliens -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Subject Motion pictures, Spanish.
Spanish language materials.
Genre Feature films.
Spanish language materials.
Added Author Thomas, Anna.
Nava, Gregory.
Gómez Cruz, Ernesto.
Villalpando, David.
Gutiérrez, Zaide Silvia.
Lago, Alicia del.
Giron, Miguel Gomez.
Quan, Stella.
Zepeda, Eraclio.
American Playhouse Theatrical Films.
Channel Four Films (Firm)
Independent Productions (Firm)
Island Alive, Inc.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title North
ISBN 9781604651096
Standard No. 715515034722
Music No. CC1788D Criterion Collection
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