FILMMOBILE SUMMER SCREENING SERIES: EL NORTE
Angelenos are invited to discover and explore their changing urban landscape when the Filmmobile projects an array of classic films at cinematic locations across the city.
Tonight we present El Norte (Gregory Nava, 1983) with introduction by immigration activists from Dream Team Los Angeles.
In El Norte, 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."
Events begin at 8 pm every Friday night in August. Refreshments provided. Bring a chair. Free admission. Everyone welcome.
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