EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Bless Me, Ultima' Cast Interviews

Thursday, 21 February 2013 11:04
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Opening in theaters on February 22nd is the new drama Bless Me, Ultima from writer and director Carl Franklin (Devil in a Blue Dress), which is based on the novel by author Rudolfo Anaya. The film stars Benito Martinez (TV's The Shield), Miriam Colon (Scarface), Dolores Heredia (Get the Gringo), Castulo Guerra (The Usual Suspects), Joaquin Coslo (Savages), Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (Maquillaje), David Rees Snell (TV's The Shield), and newcomer Luke Ganalon.

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Benito Martinez and Luke Ganalon, as well as Manuel Garcia-Rulfo to talk about their work on Bless Me, Ultima. The three actors discussed the new film, collaborating with actor-turned-director Carl Franklin, their characters' relationship to Ultima (Miriam Colon), the movie's themes of heritage and family, narrator Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2), working with a child actor, what it was like for Ganalon to make his first film, and Martinez's delight at reuniting with his Shield co-star David Rees Snell

To watch our exclusive interview with the cast of Bless Me, Ultima, please click here.


A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man (Ganalon) and an elderly medicine woman (Miriam Colon) who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

Bless Me, Ultima opens in theaters on February 22nd. 

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