Engrossing multigenerational account of the Mexican-American Sanchez family from director Gregory Nava ("El Norte"). The film begins in the 1920s, when one of the family members attempts to walk from his Mexican village to Los Angeles. What follows is a tale involving immigration woes, gangs, joy and tragedy. Jimmy Smits, Jenny Gago, Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos star; look for an uncredited early appearance by Jennifer Lopez. 127 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; "making of" documentary.