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 [and others] ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz, (videorecording DVD)

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 [and others] ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz, (videorecording DVD)

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 [and others] ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz
Contributor
Composer
Conductor
Director
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "The performances are pitch perfect."--Roger Ebert
  • "...something both involving and moving."--Orlando Sentinel
  • "...weaves the torpor and anxiety of immigrant life into something dramatically true..."--Entertainment Weekly
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Alexandre Desplat ; editor, Peter Lambert ; director of photography, Javier Aguirresarobe
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
OFRB rating: PG; for some violence, language and brief drug use
Language note
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.B48 2011
PerformerNote
Demian Bichir, José Julian
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  • 1941-
  • 1969-
  • 1963-
  • 1948-
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  • Witt, Paul Junger
  • McLaughlin, Christian
  • Eason, Eric
  • Weitz, Chris
  • Bichir, Demián
  • Desplat, Alexandre
  • Aguirresarobe, Javier
  • Julián, José
  • Summit Entertainment
Runtime
98
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  • Immigrants
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
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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 [and others] ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
DVD release of the 2011 motion picture
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
Dimensions
12 cm
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (98 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
538000
Other physical details
sound, color
Ownership
*
Publisher number
200204DV
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; 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 [and others] ; screenplay by Eric Eason ; directed by Chris Weitz, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
DVD release of the 2011 motion picture
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
Dimensions
12 cm
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (98 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
538000
Other physical details
sound, color
Ownership
*
Publisher number
200204DV
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD ; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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