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The Resource El norte, American Playhouse ; Channel Four Films ; Independent Productions ; Island Alive ; produced by Anna Thomas ; original screenplay by Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas ; directed by Gregory Nava, (videorecording)

El norte, American Playhouse ; Channel Four Films ; Independent Productions ; Island Alive ; produced by Anna Thomas ; original screenplay by Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas ; directed by Gregory Nava, (videorecording)

Label
El norte
Title
El norte
Statement of responsibility
American Playhouse ; Channel Four Films ; Independent Productions ; Island Alive ; produced by Anna Thomas ; original screenplay by Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas ; directed by Gregory Nava
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • myn
  • eng
  • spa
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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, James Glennon ; editor, Betsy Blankett
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
  • In Spanish, Kiché and English with English subtitles
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.N67 2009
PerformerNote
Ernesto Gómez Cruz, David Villalpando, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, Alicia del Lago, Miguel Gomez Giron, Jose Martín Ruano, Stella Quan, Eraclio Zepeda
Runtime
140
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
458
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
El norte, American Playhouse ; Channel Four Films ; Independent Productions ; Island Alive ; produced by Anna Thomas ; original screenplay by Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas ; directed by Gregory Nava, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (140 min.)
Isbn
9781604651096
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515034722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1788D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn270775494
  • (OCoLC)270775494
System details
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
El norte, American Playhouse ; Channel Four Films ; Independent Productions ; Island Alive ; produced by Anna Thomas ; original screenplay by Gregory Nava, Anna Thomas ; directed by Gregory Nava, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced 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
Accompanying material
1 booklet.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director-approved special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (140 min.)
Isbn
9781604651096
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515034722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
CC1788D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn270775494
  • (OCoLC)270775494
System details
DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1); Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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