A Spiritual Sojourn of Life through Chicano Culture

By Smokey Big Bear
Written February 23, 2013
Through the eyes and heart of young Antonio Marez, from the very moment he met Ultima to her blessing of Antonio, and her transition, I followed his journey. Ultima's wisdom; her embrace of life, and her reverence and stewardship for the divine majesty of mother earth affirmed the stirrings of my heart. Catholicism is my faith too, but it appeared less important than the cultural of the Chicano people in New Mexico, a mix of Chicano and Catholicism. Antonio grew to understand and appreciate Ultima's wisdom...questioning, learning, observing; watching the examples of his older brothers, parents, the priest, and the healings of Ultima, the good curandero of the people. Amidst, the tensions and conflicts of the time, Antonio grows and becomes so much because of his relationship with Ultima. A powerful film indeed!
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A Spiritual Sojourn of Life through Chicano Culture

By Smokey Big Bear
Written February 23, 2013
Through the eyes and heart of young Antonio Marez, from the very moment he met Ultima to her blessing of Antonio, and her transition, I followed his journey. Ultima's wisdom; her embrace of life, and her reverence and stewardship for the divine majesty of mother earth affirmed the stirrings of my heart. Catholicism is my faith too, but it appeared less important than the cultural of the Chicano people in New Mexico, a mix of Chicano and Catholicism. Antonio grew to understand and appreciate Ultima's wisdom...questioning, learning, observing; watching the examples of his older brothers, parents, the priest, and the healings of Ultima, the good curandero of the people. Amidst, the tensions and conflicts of the time, Antonio grows and becomes so much because of his relationship with Ultima. A powerful film indeed!
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Beautiful, magical...

By Monok
Written February 23, 2013
“Bless Me, Ultima” is a movie that brings to light a keen understanding of Latino culture and where Latinos come from---call it family, tradition or magic….it is all there in this amazing film.
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Beautiful, magical...

By Monok
Written February 23, 2013
“Bless Me, Ultima” is a movie that brings to light a keen understanding of Latino culture and where Latinos come from---call it family, tradition or magic….it is all there in this amazing film.
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Bless Me, Ultima

By Paul Daniel
Written February 26, 2013
I really enjoyed the movie, but as always, the book should be read first! I would love to see it in Spanish. The story is an exquisite view of life, through the lense of Mexican culture in the United States.
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