POSTED: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 6:23pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 3:38pm
EL PASO — Hollywood will bring its red carpet to the border when El Paso hosts the world premiere of "Bless Me, Ultima" on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the historic Plaza Theatre.
The film is based on the controversial novel and Chicano literary classic by acclaimed author, Rudolfo Anaya. As home to the largest Mexican American student population in the country El Paso was a natural choice for this historic event. The project has been welcomed with open arms by El Paso artists, politicians, educators and business communities to support and welcome filmmakers and the opportunity. Mayor John Cook presented the key to the city to author, Rudolfo Anaya.
"He's been long regarded as the godfather of chicano studies, really in many ways he opened up the market place for other writers to be very successful" Representative of District 2, Susie Byrd said.
The film will be released in El Paso theatres on Friday, September 21, 2012.