My family is a 1995 independent american drama film directed by gregory nava, written by nava and anna thomas, and starring jimmy smits, edward james olmos, and esai morales the film depicts three generations of a mexican american family who emigrated from mexico and settled in east los angeles. With its many vivid characters, director gregory nava had a chance to cast some of the best latino actors in my family including jimmy smits, esai morales, constance marie and eduardo lopez rojas, one of mexico's most respected actors jennifer lopez, in her first major role in a feature film, also makes a memorable.
This is the great american story, told again and again, of how our families came to this land and tried to make it better for their children rogert ebert rationale for using the movie: my family/mi familia touches upon many of the important points in the history of mexican immigration to the us during the.
2 'towards the development of a raza cinema,' in chicanos and film: representation and resistance, ed by chon a noriega 3 'between a weapon and a formula: chicano cinema and its contexts', chicanos and film, p 146 my family, gregory nava's 1995 follow-up to el norte, has little of the appeal of its.
Presented at the international latino film festival held in the san francisco bay area american family season one(tv, 2002): created by gregory nava american family, the first drama series to air on broadcast television featuring a from mexico with love (2009): directed by jimmy nickerson.
Gregory nava's my family: mi familia is a grandly ambitious, warmhearted, wildly uneven movie about one mexican-american family in east los angeles at its liveliest, the film seems crammed with cheerful latin music, life-threatening immigration problems and a terrific, dominant performance by jimmy. Gregory nava's my family is like a family dinner with everybody crowded around the table, remembering good times and bad, honoring those who went before, worrying about those still but eventually chucho will lose his life because of it, and little jimmy, seeing him die, will be scarred for many years.