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Gregory Nava

Highest Rated:   97% Life Itself (2014)
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Filmmaker Gregory Nava is a director with an uncanny knack for capturing the epic drama of ordinary lives. Educated at the U.C.L.A. film school, Nava made an auspicious debut in the mid-'70s with Confessions of Amans. Filmed on a low budget with a script written by himself and his wife, Ann Thomas (also a filmmaker), it earned the Chicago International Film Festival Best First Feature Award in 1976. His 1983 film El Norte, a moving chronicle of Guatemalan Mayan Indians who leave the repression of their homeland to make new lives in California, earned him and Thomas an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Nava's 1995 film My Family/Mi Familia likewise impressed with its magical realism and seamless blend of pathos and comedy; like El Norte and the less successful Time of Destiny (1988), the film contains strong cultural themes that deal with the lives of an immigrant family trying to find their way in the U.S.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
97% Life Itself
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Bordertown
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
2008
76% Frida
  • Screenwriter
2002
No Score Yet The American Tapestry
  • Producer
  • Director
2000
54% Why Do Fools Fall In Love
  • Executive Producer
1998
64% Selena
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1997
85% My Family
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet A Time of Destiny
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1988
84% El Norte
  • Screenwriter
1984
No Score Yet End of August
  • Screenwriter
1982

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