Bless Me, Ultima
Directed by Carl Frankilin. Perfomances by Luke Ganalon, Miriam Colon, Benito Martinez, Dolores Heredia. Columbia PIctures Inc. 2013. 102 min. PG-13. Drama / History.
Based on acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya’s novel, BLESS ME, ULTIMA is a turbulent coming-of-age story about a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a curandera named Ultima moves in with his family, Antonio experiences a series of mysterious and terrifying events which cause him to grapple with questions about his own destiny, and the powers of this mystical woman.