Coming to life on the big screen: the most widely read and critically acclaimed novel in Chicano literature. Bless Me, Ultima hits over 200 screens on February 22, 2013 and is a must-see in its boldest form. This provocative and telling coming of age story (set in the 40's) shows us the world of young Antonio Marez AKA Tony (Luke Ganalon) and how his world is turned upside down when magical healer "Ultima" comes to live with his family. A figurative baptism, as Ultima brings the young Tony into the world, introducing him to his past, his history, his legacy.
Directed by Carl Franklin (Out of Time, A Devil in a Blue Dress), Miriam Colon (How to Make it in America, Scarface) portrays Ultima, the curandera that reeks of controversy and generates fire and power. The storytelling style of the novel which has brought the educational literary world to its feet is perfect for the big screen, as Award winning writer Rudolfo Anaya portrays a mystical world filled with culture and passion. An amazing cast in front and behind the camera, this film is guaranteed to leave you at the edge of your seat and also offers something that you can take with you.