Movie Tuesdays – El Norte

Tuesday, July 25 – 8:30 pm

El Norte (1983, UK/USA, 141 min)

Two indigenous youths flee the persecution s of the Guatemalan Civil War in the early 1980s and make the arduous trip through Mexico to the US. Directed by Gregory Nava

“One of the year’s best, for two…reasons. One is its stunning visual and musical power; the approach of the film is not quasi-documen­tary, but poetic, with fantastical images that show us the joyous hearts of these two people. The second reason is that this is the first film to approach the subject of “undocumented workers” solely through their eyes.” Richard Ebert