My Family

My Family

Mi Familia

DVD - 1995
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Presents the three-generation saga of the Sanchez family as told by the eldest son. From the beginnings of his father's journey from Mexico to California in the 1920s, to his brother Chucho's tragic rebellion of the 1950s, to the stark realities of modern day, the struggle to live the American dream is sometimes darkened but never diminished for Paco Sanchez and his family.
Publisher: New York : New Line Home Video ; Atlanta, GA : Turner Home Entertainment, 1995
ISBN: 9780780607675
0780607678
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 M995
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (VHS) (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Alternative Title: Mi familia

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howiecat
Jan 04, 2016

Interesting story of Mexican families who settle in East Los Angeles in the days before gangs. We never see how harmonious things were. Then the challenges of their children as society changed and life was harder and more complicated. I was moved by this story and also felt Jimmy Smits did an outstanding job of expressing how difficult this change was on a young man torn between two cultures. I recommend this movie.

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