After hosting a sold out screening of "Bless Me, Ultima" on April 24, 2013, the co-sponsors are happy to host a second screening of this drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village. The film is based on Rudolfo Anaya's classic novel, which has been banned in current day Arizona as ethnic studies curriculum.
While the film has received rave reviews, including 4 stars from the late film critic Roger Ebert, it only had a limited release in the Southwest and California. Thanks to the leadership of La Casa Azul Bookstore in New York City, we've been able to provide two exclusive screenings in the Washington, DC area.
The mostly Latino cast includes Miriam Colon as Ultima, Luke Ganalon, Dolores Heredia, among other veteran actors.
Running time: 106 minutes.
Rated PG-13 (for violence and sexual references).
Only 150 tickets available!
Catherine M. Pino and Ingrid M. Duran of D&P Creative Strategies, LLC;
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Alumni Association (AA);
D.C. Latino Professionals Meetup;
Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC);
Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA);
Kesta Happening DC;
La Alianza Latino Law Student Association of Howard University;
Latino GLBT History Project;
Latino/a Law Students' Association (LaLSA) of the Catholic University of America;
Latino/a Law Students' Association (LaLSA) of the Washington College of Law;
Licensed, Independent Social Worker Anne M. Garcia, LICSW;
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan (MEChA) de Georgetown;
New Mexico State Society of Washington, DC;
Roxana Olivas, Director of the Mayor's Office of Latino Affairs (OLA) in Washington, DC;
Sin Fronteras Collective;
Skeleton Key Productions;
and friends in the DC, MD, VA (DMV) community