SaturdaySCREENINGS – EL NORTE (1983)

December 19, 2009 - 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

In our land, we have no home… Here, we are not welcome.

Directed by Gregory Nava

Escaping a tyrannical Guatemalan political regime, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando, in their first film roles, are two indigenous youths who flee Guatemala in the early 1980s due to ethnic and political persecution. They risk all to come to America (El Norte), only to find it is not the “promised land” they envisioned.

El Norte received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1985, the first American independent film to be so honored. In 1995, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

“Lyrical…the definitive portrait of Latin-American workers in the United States” –
“A great movie… romantic and poetic” – Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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