Release Date: 2013-02-22
NYC and/or LA Release
Directors: Carl Franklin
Film Genre(s): Coming-of-Age
SYNOPSISBased on the Rudolfo Anaya novel, this tells the turbulent story of Antonio Márez (Luke Ganalon), a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When Ultima (Miriam Colon), a mysterious healer comes to live with his family, she introduces Antonio to the power of the spiritual world. A strong woman with a great understanding of life, Ultima encourages Antonio who begins to question his strict upbringing. Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events, Antonio must grapple with questions about the nature of divinity and his own destiny.
- Variety reports that Christy Walton will finance and exec produce her first feature film. Carl Franklin is set to write and direct the film, and Monkey Hill Films' Sarah DiLeo will produce with Mark Johnson and his Gran Via Prods. as well as Jesse B. Franklin, who'll produce through Monarch Pictures. - 2009-03-02