Screened in Spanish with English subtitles.
Proyectado en español con subtítulos en inglés.
Brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee persecution in their home Guatemala and journey north through Mexico and on to the United States. 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.” The film’s relevancy today serves to remind us of Chicago’s status as a welcoming city.
(1983, rated R for some disturbing violent content and brief language, 141 minutes)
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