Rudolfo Anaya (born October 30, 1937) does not emphasize his accomplishments. He nevertheless embodies the United States of America’s Hispanic-descended Spanish-speakers. He garners respect as:
• Chicano literature founder;
• children’s book, essay, mystery, non-fiction, novel, play, poetry, short story writer;
• English and North American literature professor.
His novel, Bless Me, Ultima, is available cinematographically thanks to:
• director, screenplay-writer Carl Franklin;
• producers Jesse Beaton (Monarch Pictures), Sarah DiLeo (Monkey Hill Films), Mark Johnson (Gran Via Productions);
• cinematographer Paula Huidobro;
• editor Alan Heim;
• musician Mark Kilian.
Released on February 22, 2013, the 106-minute film owes:
• ambience to Abiquiú, Las Vegas, Rowe, Santa Fe, New Mexico;
• distribution to Arenas Entertainment;
• premiere of September 17, 2012 to El Paso, Texas’s Plaza Theatre.