The Resource A better life, Summit Entertainment presents ; in association with Lime Orchard Productions ; a Witt-Thomas/Depth of Field production ; in association with McLaughlin Films ; produced by Paul Junger Witt, Christian McLaughlin, Chris Weitz, Jami Certz, Stacey Lubliner ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz

A better life, Summit Entertainment presents ; in association with Lime Orchard Productions ; a Witt-Thomas/Depth of Field production ; in association with McLaughlin Films ; produced by Paul Junger Witt, Christian McLaughlin, Chris Weitz, Jami Certz, Stacey Lubliner ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz

Label
A better life
Title
A better life
Statement of responsibility
Summit Entertainment presents ; in association with Lime Orchard Productions ; a Witt-Thomas/Depth of Field production ; in association with McLaughlin Films ; produced by Paul Junger Witt, Christian McLaughlin, Chris Weitz, Jami Certz, Stacey Lubliner ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • Carlos Galindo (Demian Bichir), mexicano de cuarenta años, es un trabajador inmigrante ilegal que reside en la ciudad de Los Ángeles. Un hombre honrado y decente, lo único que Carlos persigue es esforzarse al máximo para dar la mejor calidad de vida posible a su hijo Luis (Jose Julian), por ofrecerle una vida que él nunca tuvo.-- veotrailers.com
  • Carlos Galindo always dreamed of a better life for his wife and newborn son when he crossed the border into the U.S. But when his wife left him, Carlos's only goal became to make sure his son Luis was given the opportunities he never had. A story that follows father and son as they embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream
Cataloging source
EXR
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Alexandre Desplat ; editor, Peter Lambert ; director of photography, Javier Aguirresarobe ; executive producer, Tony Thomas
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some violence, language and brief drug use
Language note
In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish. Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.U53 2011
PerformerNote
Demian Bichir, José Julián, Dolores Heredia, Joaquín Cosío, Nancy Lenehan, Tim Griffin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1943-2018
  • 1969-
  • 1963-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Witt, Paul Junger
  • McLaughlin, Christian
  • Eason, Eric
  • Weitz, Chris
  • Bichir, Demián
  • Desplat, Alexandre
  • Aguirresarobe, Javier
  • Summit Entertainment
  • Lime Orchard Productions
Runtime
98
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fathers and sons
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
A better life, Summit Entertainment presents ; in association with Lime Orchard Productions ; a Witt-Thomas/Depth of Field production ; in association with McLaughlin Films ; produced by Paul Junger Witt, Christian McLaughlin, Chris Weitz, Jami Certz, Stacey Lubliner ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 2011 motion picture
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Chris Weitz; deleted scenes; music video ʺJardineroʺ by Ozomatli
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Daily routine -- 2. School's important -- 3. Ask anyone about my uncles -- 4. Suspended -- 5. Day workers corner -- 6. Build it into a business -- 7. Betrayal -- 8. Have to find the truck -- 9. I know Santiago -- 10. Why did you have me? -- 11. He sent the money home -- 12. You don't have to worry about me -- 13. Bittersweet victory -- 14. Processing center -- 15. Here to advise you of your choices -- 16. Luis returns home -- 17. You were my reason to live -- 18. Four months later
Control code
ocn757942822
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (98 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192121487
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
66120475
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format; NTSC region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A better life, Summit Entertainment presents ; in association with Lime Orchard Productions ; a Witt-Thomas/Depth of Field production ; in association with McLaughlin Films ; produced by Paul Junger Witt, Christian McLaughlin, Chris Weitz, Jami Certz, Stacey Lubliner ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 2011 motion picture
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Chris Weitz; deleted scenes; music video ʺJardineroʺ by Ozomatli
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Daily routine -- 2. School's important -- 3. Ask anyone about my uncles -- 4. Suspended -- 5. Day workers corner -- 6. Build it into a business -- 7. Betrayal -- 8. Have to find the truck -- 9. I know Santiago -- 10. Why did you have me? -- 11. He sent the money home -- 12. You don't have to worry about me -- 13. Bittersweet victory -- 14. Processing center -- 15. Here to advise you of your choices -- 16. Luis returns home -- 17. You were my reason to live -- 18. Four months later
Control code
ocn757942822
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (98 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025192121487
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
66120475
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD format; NTSC region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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