El Norte


Directed by: Gregory Nava


1983 | Guatemala, United States | 140 minutes



Screening

Friday, November 15, 2019, 7pm

Matinee

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 3pm

Screening

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7pm



Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution at home in Guatemala and journey north, through Mexico and on to the United States, with the dream of starting a new life. It’s a story that happens every day, but until Gregory Nava’s groundbreaking El Norte (The North), the personal travails of immigrants crossing the border to America had never been shown in the movies with such urgent humanism. A work of social realism imbued with dreamlike imagery, El Norte is a lovingly rendered, heartbreaking story of hope and survival, which critic Roger Ebert called “a Grapes of Wrath for our time.”


"It is beautifully lensed and comes across as a kind of giant Renaissance canvas." - Variety