****Tickets in the Elevent system display the first day the film is available for viewing, which is April 19th. However, all TSCIFF tickets allow the film to be viewed at your leisure from the date of purchase until the end of the Festival, Midnight on the 25th of April.**** El Norte (English: The North) is a 1983 British-American independent drama film, directed by Gregory Nava. The screenplay was written by Gregory Nava and Anna Thomas, based on Nava’s story. The picture was partly funded by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), a non-profit public broadcasting television service in the United States. El Norte received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1985, the first Latin American independent film to be so honored. In 1995, the film was selected for the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. The drama features Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando, in their first film roles, as two indigenous youths who flee Guatemala due to the ethnic and political persecution of the Guatemalan Civil War. They head north and travel through Mexico to the United States, arriving in Los Angeles, California, after an arduous journey.
For 18 years the Tacoma Sister City International Film Festival committee has been passionate about providing a memorable and enriching opportunity to celebrate international friendship through “film, food and fun”. It is in this same spirit of friendship, and concern for our global and local communities that we offer our 2021 Festival via this virtual format. Each ticket is good for one viewing of the film anytime between the festival's start on April 19th, to the end of the Festival on April 25th at midnight. All films will be presented in their original language with embedded English Subtitles. All proceeds go toward the TSC Mission and Programs. Important!! Please review the technical requirements for watching the films before purchasing:https://goelevent.reamaze.com/articles/virtual-events-faq