"El Norte," the epic, widely acclaimed masterpiece about the dreams of immigrants from Central America and the promise of America, will return to movie theaters in select markets this September in a special one-day-only 35th anniversary presentation from Fathom Events and global content leader Lionsgate.

Directed by Gregory Nava from a screenplay Co-written by Anna Thomas, "El Norte" will play on Sunday, September 15—the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month—in over 200 movie theaters in select markets nationwide. This special one-day-only presentation will include an exclusive introduction by Nava, whose films also include the beloved hits "Selena" and "Mi Familia." The Fathom Events screenings will also include a brand-new featurette that explores the making of the film and features the film's stars, Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez and David Villalpando. Nava's introduction and the behind-the-scenes featurette will be presented in both English and Spanish.

Tickets for "El Norte 35th Anniversary" are available here and at participating movie theater box offices. All event attendees will also receive a free, two-week trial offer to Pantaya, the first-ever premium streaming destination for world-class movies and series in Spanish.

The Fathom Events presentation of "El Norte" is the film's first theatrical release since it debuted in U.S. theaters in 1984, and will be shown in an exquisite, state-of-the-art restoration produced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and the Getty Foundation. Following this special event, Lionsgate will release "El Norte" on digital formats on September 17.

Nominated for an Oscar for its emotional and compassionate original screenplay, written by Nava and Thomas, "El Norte" was named as one of the "culturally significant films" of 1995. "El Norte" features a cast filled with noted Latin actors, led by Gutiérrez and Villalpando and also including Lupe OntiverosErnesto Gómez CruzEnrique Castillo and Tony Plana.