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Uniform Title Norte (Motion picture : 1983)
Title El norte = The North / Independent Productions in association with American Playhouse ; screenplay by Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas ; original story by Gregory Nava ; directed by Gregory Nava ; produced by Anna Thomas.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, ©2008.


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Edition Director-approved special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm).
Physical Medium plastic rdamat
4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series The Criterion collection ; 458
Criterion collection ; 458.
System Details DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) ; Dolby Digital mono ; NTSC, region 1.
Language In Spanish, Kiché and English with optional English and English SDH subtitles.
Note Series numbering from container spine.
Cast El norte: Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez, David Villalpando, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Alicia del Lago, Miguel Gomez Giron, Jose Martín Ruano, Stella Quan, Eraclio Zepeda.
The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: Marco Antonio Rubio, Daniel Salazar, Leonel Torres, Salvador Ornelas, Abel Bustos, José María Angel, Alberto Trejo Cardos, Fernando Armas ; narration: Daniel Gabadón.
Credits El norte: Cinematography, James Glennon ; film editor, Betsy Blankett ; traditional and original music composed and performed by Los Folkloristas ; traditional original harop music composed and performed by Melecio Martinez ; mariachi music arranged and performed by Mariachi Nuevo Uclatlan ; DVD producer, Abbey Lustgarten.
The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: A film by Gregory Nava ; music, W.A. Mozart.
Note El norte: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Container insert features an essay : Promised land / by novelist Héctor Tobar and Roger Ebert's 1983 review of the film.
Contents disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements.
Note 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 Gutiérrez 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.).
"Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs"--Container.
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: Nava's 1972 award-winning thirty-minute student film, based on the life of Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, depicting the life of a fictional poet caught in the Spanish Civil War and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns.
Note Booklet inserted in container.
Filmed on location in Chiapas, Morelos, Mexicali in Mexico and in Los Angeles, San Diego in California.
Language Soundtrack in Quiché, Spanish and English; subtitles available in English.
Access Educational and home use only.
Subject Brothers and sisters -- Drama.
Noncitizens -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Mayas -- Crimes against -- Guatemala -- Drama.
Illegal immigration -- California -- Los Angeles -- Drama.
Teenagers -- Drama.
Political violence -- Guatemala -- Drama.
Political persecution -- Guatemala -- Drama.
Immigrants -- United States -- Drama.
Guatemalans -- United States -- Drama.
Human smuggling -- Drama.
Border crossing -- Drama.
Guatemala -- Politics and government -- 1945-1985 -- Drama.
Guatemala -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Guatemala -- Emigration and immigration -- Drama.
Guatemala -- History -- Civil War, 1960-1996 -- Drama.
Mexican-American Border Region -- Drama.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Drama.
Foreign language films.
Border crossing. (OCoLC)fst01715649
Brothers and sisters. (OCoLC)fst00839671
Emigration and immigration. (OCoLC)fst00908690
Foreign language films. (OCoLC)fst00931842
Guatemalans. (OCoLC)fst00948869
Human smuggling. (OCoLC)fst00963471
Immigrants. (OCoLC)fst00967712
Political persecution. (OCoLC)fst01069448
Political violence. (OCoLC)fst01069902
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Teenagers. (OCoLC)fst01145551
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Guatemala. (OCoLC)fst01205154
North America -- Mexican-American Border Region. (OCoLC)fst01239966
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Guatemalan Civil War (Guatemala : 1960-1996) (OCoLC)fst01352305
Chronological Term 1945-1996
Genre/Form Foreign films.
Action and adventure films. (OCoLC)fst01710568
Drama. (OCoLC)fst01423879
Feature films. (OCoLC)fst01710384
Fiction films. (OCoLC)fst01710264
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Independent films. (OCoLC)fst01710572
Low budget films. (OCoLC)fst01710449
Social problem films. (OCoLC)fst01710452
Thrillers (Motion pictures) (OCoLC)fst01726193
Video recordings for the hearing impaired. (OCoLC)fst01710450
Adventure films.
Action and adventure films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Adventure -- Feature.
Thriller -- Feature.
Added Author Thomas, Anna. Producer. Screenwriter. Interviewee.
Nava, Gregory. Director. Screenwriter. Commentator. Interviewee.
Lustgarten, Abbey. Producer.
Gutiérrez, Zaide Silvia. Actor. Interviewee.
Villalpando, David. Actor. Interviewee.
Gómez Cruz, Ernesto. Actor. Actor.
Lago, Alicia del. Actor.
Tobar, Héctor, 1963-
Ebert, Roger.
Glennon, James, 1942- Cinematographer.
Blankett, Betsy. Film editor.
Martinez, Melecio. Composer.
Wasco, David.
Independent Productions, Ltd.
American Playhouse Theatrical Films.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Janus Films.
Folkloristas. Composer. Performer.
Added Title North
Norte (Motion picture)
Journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva.
ISBN 9781604651096 (DVDs)
1604651091 (DVDs)
Standard No. 715515034722
Music No. CC1788D Criterion Collection
458 Criterion Collection
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