12 February 2013
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Hollywood director Carl Franklin (Out of Time, Devil in a Blue Dress, High Crimes) takes his talent to an indie film based on a controversial novel by Rudolfo Anaya with BLESS ME, ULTIMA
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.
BLESS ME, ULTIMA opens in theaters February 22, 2013.