The final film in this year’s International Film Series is “Bless Me, Ultima,” with free film screenings at three locations in Cochise County this month.
The movie, based on Rudolfo Anaya’s controversial novel, is about a young boy and the enigmatic healer who opens his eyes to the wonders of the spiritual realm. Set in New Mexico in the early 1940s, the film tells the story of Antonio Márez and the sudden arrival of Ultima, a woman with supernatural healing powers who shows Antonio the world from a new perspective.
In Douglas, the movie will be shown at 6 p.m. March 19 at the Cochise College Douglas Campus Little Theatre. In Sierra Vista, the film begins at 6 p.m. March 20 in room 900 of the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus. The final screening is at 7 p.m. March 21 at the Central School Project in Bisbee.
The film is rated PG-13 and the event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided at each location.
The film is offered through a collaborative effort between Cochise College and the City of Sierra Vista’s Commission on Cultural Diversity. For more information, contact Tanya Biami at (520) 515-5316.