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Title El norte [videorecording] = The north / Independent Productions in association with American Playhouse presents; [in association with] Channel Four ; screenplay by Gregory Nava and Anna H. Thomas ; directed by Gregory Nava ; produced by Anna Thomas.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 N811 2008  Disc 1    ---  Available
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 N811 2008  Disc 2    ---  Available
Edition Widescreen format (1.78:1); Director-approved special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] p. ; 19 cm.)
Series The Criterion collection ; 458
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 458.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital mono.
Language In Spanish, Kiche and English with optional English and English SDH subtitles.
Cast El norte: Zaide Silvia Gutierrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Miguel Gomez Giron, Jose Martin Ruano, Stella Quan, Eraclio Zepeda, Lupe Ontiveros, Trinidad Silva, Tony Plana, Diane Civita, Mike Gomez.
The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: Marco Antonio Rubio.
Credits Cinematography, James Glennon ; editor, Betsy Blankett.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
"Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen tvs" -- Container.
Container insert features an essay : Promised land / by novelist Hector Tobar and Roger Ebert's 1983 review of the film.
Special features (disc 1): optional director's audio commentary; theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Special features (disc 2): "In the service of the shadows: the making of 'El norte'" interview featurette with Nava, producer and co-writer Anna Thomas, actors Zaide Silvia Gutierrez and David Villalpando, and set designer David Wasco (60 min.); "Scouting in Chiapas"gallery of Chiapas location-scouting photographs; "The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva" Nava's award-winning student film with optional director introduction (1972, 31 min.).
Summary El norte: Enrique and Rosa are brother and sister Mayan Indian peasants, living in the mountains of Guatemala. When the village attempts to organize for better treatment, Enrique and Rosa are forced to flee as the Guatemalan army is sent in to punish the townspeople. Receiving clandestine help from friends and humorous advice from a veteran immigrant, they make their way to Los Angeles, hoping to make a new life as young, uneducated, and illegal immigrants.
The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: depicts the life of a fictional poet caught in a civil war and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns.
Contents disc 2. The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva (1972) / a film by Gregory Nava (31 min.).
Subject Brothers and sisters -- Drama.
Teenagers -- Drama.
Illegal aliens -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Guatemala -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Guatemala -- Emigration and immigration -- Drama.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Drama.
Hermanos -- Teatro.
Extranjeros ilegales -- California -- Los Angeles -- Teatro.
Siblings -- Drama.
Teenagers -- Drama.
Illegal aliens -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Genre/Form Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films -- United States.
Foreign language films -- Spanish.
Adventure -- Feature.
Thriller -- Feature.
Added Author Thomas, Anna H., 1948- Producer. Screenwriter. Interviewee.
Nava, Gregory, 1949-
Gutierrez, Zaide Silvia. Actor. Interviewee.
Villalpando, David, 1959-
Gomez Cruz, Ernesto. Actor.
Lago, Alicia del. Actor.
Tobar, Hector, 1963- Promised land.
Ebert, Roger, 1942-2013.
Independent Productions, Ltd.
American Playhouse Theatrical Films.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Added Title North
American playhouse (Television program)
ISBN 9781604651096
Standard No. 715515034722
Music No. CC1788D Criterion Collection

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