Off-Site Film: Iris & Keller/Bless Me, Ultima
Iris and Keller
A Wong Fu Productions x LACMA collaboration and short-film premiere
Traumatic events can cause certain people to get stuck in the past. Iris, a young woman, finds herself in this scenario more literally than figuratively. After waking up in "yesterday," she meets Keller, who helps her understand why she has not moved on, and guides her in the right direction.
Wong Fu Productions is most known for their widely successful channel on YouTube. With over two million subscribers and 300 million views, the independent new media company has created web series and short films with a variety of artists and companies in all parts of the world.
Bless Me, Ultima
2013, 106 minutes, PG-13
Directed by Carl Franklin; with Luke Ganalon, Joseph A. Garcia, and Miriam Colon
Based on the critically acclaimed 1972 novel by Chicano writer Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima is set in the small town of Guadalupe, New Mexico, just after World War II. The film spins the magical story of a young boy caught between the harsh changes of modern society and the mystical realm of the indigenous Chicano way of life.
In conjunction with the Montebello Art+Film Lab presented by LACMA, watch a diverse selection of outdoor films—Hollywood classics, independents, and international films that are sure to capture your imagination.
Montebello City Park, Montebello | 8 pm
Free and open to the public
Note: Montebello City Park is located at 199 S. Taylor Avenue, Montebello, CA 90640