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Foreign Movie at Winton Library: Bless Me Ultima

Join us for another amazing offering of Foreign/Independent movies at the Winton Library. 

Here is a synopsis from IMDB:  A 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.

After we could walk over to the Winfield Grill for some drinks/food/desserts and discussion.  Hope to see you there.

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bless-me-ultima-2012

http://www.blessmeultima.com/

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  • Salvatore L.

    I went to see Ultima after having read one of Anaya's short stories. I was aware of the agrarian/mystical aspect of his writing. In prep. for the film I found Roger Ebert's review. However, I also found an excellent bio and film review on the Gale: Cengage Learning website listed under "Hispanic Heritage". If you were touched by the respectful Franklin film of Anaya's novel, you might find the Gale/Centage article very interesting. The background information offers information that shed's light on Anaya's coming of age/creative process. In a way, Anaya has been an historic Chicano voice. He had his own need to find his own place in the world. He also had a need for authors who could serve as mentors for his unique Mexican-American experience.

    Anaya was gifted and gave his community a gift. He also fulfilled his mother's dream that he become a man of his people. He did become a priest in a way, if we define a "priest" as a teacher. Anaya became a mentor/hero of his people.

    December 31, 2013

    • Salvatore L.

      Information...informatio­n is an unedited redundacy...shed's needs no apostrophe......

      December 31, 2013

  • Brian

    There is a great review by my fav., the late, the great Roger Ebert. I put the link in the invite and description. Looking forward to a good discussion after.

    December 28, 2013

    • Salvatore L.

      It was nice to meet you Brian. Thanks for your part for making the movie happen.

      December 31, 2013

  • Suzy

    Chauncy and I will be there

    December 28, 2013

    • Salvatore L.

      Suzy....it was nice to meet you and Chauncy. I liked your good sense of humor.

      December 31, 2013

  • John J.

    An interesting and beautifully filmed movie, with a nice conclusion. I wish I'd read the entire initial announcement about the movie soI could have joined you at the Winfield. Maybe next time...

    December 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The movie was good and free. You can't beat that. It was a lovely story and nice to meet new people.

    December 30, 2013

  • Denise L.

    !The movie was both interesting and touching. I especially liked the relationship between Antonio and Ultima. I was close to my grandmother, too. Thanks, Brian, for all the hard work you did in 2013. Best of success (and a happy 2014 to all the members, too)! Have a safe and healthy new year. See you at the movies.

    December 30, 2013

  • Ruth

    Hello!

    I regret that I cannot make it to the movie tonight because I have a terrible cold and would like to shake it off before the New Year.
    I was looking forward to seeing everyone as well as the movie looked interesting.

    Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year 2014!

    December 30, 2013

  • Jean

    This movie sounds awesome and quite an endorsement by Ebert - I am going to do my best to make it. Will it start at 6:30 sharp?

    December 30, 2013

    • Brian

      yes, starts at 6:30. Library closes at 9 so we have to be out by then.

      December 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a good one, I'll try it!

    December 29, 2013

  • laura

    Sounds good to me! ~laura

    December 28, 2013

  • Ruth

    I look forward to seeing this screening with all of you weather permitting.

    It sounds like an interesting movie on relationships.

    December 28, 2013

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