Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Changes ‘Bless Me, Ultima’ Screening Date Due to Demand

"...author Rudolfo Anaya will be at the New Mexico premiere of 'Bless Me Ultima' to accept the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival's American Author Award..."

Date September 28, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Author Editor

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Entertainment & Nightlife Festivals

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The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces that the screening of "Bless Me Ultima" will now be at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on the 2nd day of the fest with Rudolfo Anaya in attendance on Thursday, October 18th to accommodate the overwhelming community response.

Santa Fe IFF and The Lensic are honored that author Rudolfo Anaya will be at the New Mexico premiere of "Bless Me Ultima" to accept the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival's American Author Award and to sign his books before the premiere.

Luke Ganalon the actor who stars as the young Antonio, and Benito Martinez, who plays Antonio's father Gabriel, will introduce the film. Due to the astounding advance ticket sales, Santa Fe IFF has also extended the "Bless Me Ultima," events to two days beginning on the first day of the Fest, Wednesday, October 17 with a special party hosted by the Zia Diner where owner, restaurateur Beth Koch has created a menu inspired by the recipes from Rudolfo Anaya's book to celebrate the NM premiere of the movie at 9 p.m. at 326 South Guadalupe Street in the Railyard.

The venue and date of the screening of "Bless Me Ultima" A have been changed from Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at Warehouse 21  to Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lensic. Tickets for the screening are available now at ticketssantafe.org and the Lensic box office (505) 988-1234. 

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