Tuesday, September 10, 2019

At the Movies: El Norte -- A 35th Anniversary Event




Celebrate the 35th anniversary of this Oscar® nominated* classic from director Gregory Nava (Selena) with an exquisite restoration by the Academy Film Archive, supported in part by the Getty Foundation.  Check the website for details.

This film is a true classic and remains all-too-topical as the nation experiences teh latest asylum "crisis." And it can be a teaching tool for the immigration law professors out there!

After their family is killed in a government massacre, brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee Guatemala and embark on a perilous journey to "El Norte": the United States. This timeless, visually epic story of Enrique and Rosa’s courageous struggle to make a better life in the U.S. as undocumented immigrants resonates today with remarkable force and remains an unforgettable portrait of the power of the human spirit.

This incredible experience will allow audiences to view the film’s Academy restoration with a new introduction by Nava and a featurette with stars Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando, who portrayed the migrant siblings

*1984, Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen), Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas. Oscar® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.




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