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February 22, 2013

At the Movies: 'Ultima' an earnest coming-of-age tale

AP Movie Critic

“Bless Me, Ultima,” the book, is a widely read and critically acclaimed piece of Chicano literature that also has been quite divisive since its publication in 1972. Some critics and parents have decried Rudolfo Anaya's novel as anti-Catholic or too profane and pushed to have it banned from school districts across the country.

Bless Me, Ultima

Director: Carl Franklin

Cast: Luke Ganalon, Miriam Colon, Dolores Heredia

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 100 minutes

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