Book Cover
Average Rating
[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2017].
9781681432793, 168143279X


Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...


LocationCall NumberStatus
Oak Lawn Public Library - Audio VisualBLU-RAY FOREIGN CANOAOn Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.
Physical Desc
1 blu-ray disc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 leaflet.


General Note
Title from title frame.
General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1976.
General Note
Widescreen (1.85:1).
General Note
New, 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Felipe Cazals, with uncompressed monoaural soundtrack.
General Note
Special features: New introduction by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro; New conversation between filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón and Cazals; Trailer; An essay by critic Fernanda Solórzano.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Álex Phillips, Jr. ; editor, Rafael Ceballos.
Enrique Lucero, Salvador Sanchez, Ernesto Gomez Cruz, Roberto Sosa, Arturo Allegro, Carlos Chavez, Jaime Garza, Gerardo Vigil.
"One of Mexico's most highly regarded works of political cinema, Canoa: A Shameful Memory reimagines a real-life incident that had occurred just eight years before its release, when a group of urban university employees on a hiking trip were viciously attacked by residents of the village of San Miguel Canoa who had been manipulated by a corrupt priest into believing the travelers were communist revolutionaries. Director Felipe Cazals adopts a gritty documentary style to narrate the events in Canoa while referencing the climate of political repression that would lead to the massacre of student protesters in Mexico City thereafter. The resulting film is a daring commentary on ideological manipulation, religious fanaticism and mass violence, as well as a visceral expression of horror"--Container.
System Details
Blu-ray, region A; widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); uncompressed monaural.
Spanish dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Local note

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation (style guide)

Lozoya, R., Pérez Turrent, T., Cazals, F., Phillips, A., Jr., Ceballos, R., Lucero, E., Sánchez, S., Gómez Cruz, E., Sosa, R., Allegro, A., Chávez, C. (., Garza, J., & Vigil, G. (2017). Canoa (Director-approved Blu-ray special edition.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Roberto, Lozoya et al.. 2017. Canoa. [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Roberto, Lozoya et al.. Canoa [New York, New York]: The Criterion Collection, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lozoya, Roberto,, et al. Canoa Director-approved Blu-ray special edition., The Criterion Collection, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.