Bless Me, Ultima ~ San Antonio Screening Giveaway

Bless Me Ultima ~ Win Tickets

BMU_Final ArtworkI recently heard Patsy Torres Lucero, Ph.D. discuss the findings of her dissertation on a sense of purpose. In summary,  her conclusion is that our sense of purpose is tied to our beliefs in spirituality and faith. What stuck out was that she said ‘spirituality’ not religion.

Sense of purpose greatly ties in to our personal identity. The story of BLESS ME, ULTIMA by Rudolfo Anaya will have readers (and now viewers) take a look at their identity in their culture, as a part of history and in their faith.

BLESS ME, ULTIMA is a story of the relationship between a young boy, Tony, and the curandera, Ulitma, who comes to stay with his family in New Mexico during World War II. Through her teachings of the spiritual world, Tony begins to question the Catholic doctrine, good vs. evil and most importantly, his own destiny and purpose.

My blog was birthed out of discovering my Latino culture identity as a 3rd generation Mexican-American. So, I anticipate seeing this movie in hopes that:

The universal coming-of-age story will resonate with everyone.

The Latino culture ties will remind us of who we are and where we come from.

“It is important for Latinos to go and watch this film because it is talking about us. We need to show the entertainment industry that we are a force to be reckoned with.” – Alex Nogales, CEO of National Hispanic Media Coalition. Watch this short video for more responses from Latino community leaders:

BLESS ME, ULTIMA will be in theaters on February 22, 2013 in select cities. Thanks to Arenas Entertainment, ¿Qué Means What? readers have a chance to win reserved seating at the early San Antonio screening on February 20, 2013 at  Santikos Silverado 16, 11505 W Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78250

Enter to win below:
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Winners must able to attend the screening on FEB 20, 2013 at 7PM/CST at Santikos Silverado 16, 11505 W Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78250. Winner will be notified via email and must confirm within 18 hours before the next winner will be chosen.

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

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12 Responses

  1. I am so lost in my own skin sometimes. I’d love to connect with my Latina roots.

  2. I read the book in college and would live to see the movie !

  3. Brenda Mauricio says:

    What a wonderful story! Anaya is such a poetic writer and gifted storyteller. Love. This. Book.

  4. Gustavo Landin says:

    My wife loves this novel, and I’m looking forward to taking her to see the film. This is a great story!

  5. Jeanette says:

    I <3 this story…and remember the many conversations I had with my Mom, Grandmother and Aunt about women like Ultima…can't wait for the movie!

  6. Erica says:

    Ummm Date night duh lol. I think it looks very intriguing ad would love to see it 🙂

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