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Nearly as sacred as the Good Book itself in some circles...‘Bless Me, Ultima’ has survived the leap to the big screen with...its magic intact.
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Bless Me, Ultima

Based on the controversial novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, BLESS ME, ULTIMA is a turbulent coming-of-age story about Antonio Marez (Luke Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera named Ultima (Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows, Antonio begins to question the strict Catholic doctrine that he has been taught by his parents (Dolores Heredia & Benito Martinez). Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events, Antonio must grapple with questions about his own destiny, the relationship between good vs. evil and ultimately how to reconcile Ultima’s powers with those of the God of his church.

Played at

Royal, 4.05.13 - 4.11.13
Monica Film Center, 3.22.13 - 3.28.13
Town Center 5, 3.15.13 - 4.18.13
Claremont 5, 3.15.13 - 3.28.13
Playhouse 7, 3.01.13 - 4.18.13
NoHo 7, 3.01.13 - 3.21.13
Music Hall, 2.22.13 - 3.21.13
Rated PG-13 This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Web Site: http://www.blessme...
Runtime: 106 min
Language: English, Spanish

Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Benito Martinez, Castulo GuerrA, Dolores Heredia, Joaquín Cosio, Joseph A. Garcia, Luis Bordonada, Luke Ganalon, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Miriam Colon, Reko Moreno
FEATURED REVIEW: Marjorie Baumgarten,Orlando Weekly
The independent film Bless Me, Ultima is based on the most widely read and best-selling novel of the Chicano literary canon, according to the film's press kit. Written by Rudolfo Anaya and published in 1972, the book tells the coming-of-age story of a young boy under the guidance of...