Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic of Words

Discussion on the Film

March 21, 2018
4:30 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
150 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 0

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**The event will be located in Room 255.**

Don't miss out! This free event is your chance to participate in a discussion with composer/librettist Héctor Armienta. This is Opera Cultura's very last event before the premiere of Bless Me, Ultima in April! The discussion will focus on the film Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic of Words. Rudolfo Anaya will not be present. A short excerpt of the film will be shown.

Join us to learn more about Rudolfo Anaya, the author of the novel Bless Me, Ultima. Anaya is widely regarded as "the godfather" of Chicano literature and was "the first Hispanic American writer to achieve major publishing success with his landmark novel, Bless Me, Ultima." The film "is a vital reference to the Hispanic culture of New Mexico. While Anaya’s cultural identity is drawn from his experiences growing up in the American Southwest, his stories transcend time and place and are invaluable in understanding the quest of all people for cultural identity, recognition and mutual respect." (

Please Note:
Mr. Anaya will not be present for this discussion. However, the discussion will be led by Héctor Armienta, who collaborated with Mr. Anaya during the development of the opera Bless Me, UltimaWe will show a short excerpt of the film, to be followed by the discussion.

All ages are welcome!

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Hector Armienta and Rudolfo Anaya