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The Resource El norte, Janus Films ; [presented by] 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, (videorecording)

El norte, Janus Films ; [presented by] 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, (videorecording)

Label
El norte
Title
El norte
Statement of responsibility
Janus Films ; [presented by] 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
Title variation
North
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Commentator
Composer
Cinematographer
Director
Interviewee
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • myn
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
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
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, James Glennon ; editor, Betsy Blankett ; music, Los Folkloristas and Melecio Martinez ; DVD producer, Abbey Lustgarten
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • In Spanish, Kiché and English with optional English and English SDH subtitles
  • Soundtrack in Quiché, Spanish and English ; subtitles available in English
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.N67 2008
PerformerNote
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1963-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thomas, Anna
  • Nava, Gregory
  • Gutiérrez, Zaide Silvia
  • Villalpando, David
  • Gómez Cruz, Ernesto
  • Lago, Alicia del
  • Tobar, Héctor
  • Ebert, Roger
  • Glennon, James
  • Martinez, Melecio
  • Lustgarten, Abbey
  • Wasco, David
  • Independent Productions, Ltd
  • American Playhouse Theatrical Films
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • Janus Films
  • Folkloristas
Runtime
140
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
458
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Foreign films
  • Spanish language films
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Teenagers
  • Illegal aliens
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala
  • United States
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
El norte, Janus Films ; [presented by] 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Accompanying material may vary
  • Series numbering from container spine
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983
  • "Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs"--Container
  • Container insert features an essay : Promised land / by novelist Héctor 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 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.)
  • Booklet inserted in container
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Contents
disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements
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
  • 715515034722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • CC1788D
  • 458
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
10248204
System control number
  • (OCoLC)270775494
  • 480882
  • (OCoLC)ocn270775494
  • 480882
System details
DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) ; Dolby Digital mono ; NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
El norte, Janus Films ; [presented by] 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages, subtitles, and number of discs may vary
  • Accompanying material may vary
  • Series numbering from container spine
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983
  • "Enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs"--Container
  • Container insert features an essay : Promised land / by novelist Héctor 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 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.)
  • Booklet inserted in container
Accompanying material
1 booklet ([12] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Contents
disc 1. The film -- disc 2. The supplements
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
  • 715515034722
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • CC1788D
  • 458
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
10248204
System control number
  • (OCoLC)270775494
  • 480882
  • (OCoLC)ocn270775494
  • 480882
System details
DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (1.78:1) ; Dolby Digital mono ; NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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