Judy Blume Scheduled to Attend New Mexico Premiere of ‘Tiger Eyes’

Editor | - September 21, 2012

Appearance will close Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, Oct. 17-21

Compiled from Santa Fe Independent Film Festival publicity materials.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival kicks off  with the New Mexico premiere of "Bless Me Ultima," based on the iconic novel by beloved New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya and closes Sunday evening, October 21 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center with the New Mexico premiere of best-selling author Judy Blume's "Tiger Eyes," directed by her son Lawrence Blume.

Shot in state and featuring charismatic performances from both Russell Means and son Tatanka, Lawrence Blume's "Tiger Eyes" - based on the classic teen novel by his mom Judy Blume - stars "Gossip Girl" Willa Holland as Davey, the teenager hurled into growing up after her father is murdered and her mom relocates her and her younger brother from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico," says Lauren Wissot, Filmmaker Magazine and Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming.

Judy and Lawrence will be in attendance and Judy Blume will sign her books after the premiere of "Tiger Eyes" at the Lensic, The screening will be preceded by Santa Fe IFF’s Non-Juried Awards Ceremony hosted by Gary Farmer, Santa Fe IFF’s Advisory Board chair when "Tiger Eyes" star Tatanka Means will be awarded the festival’s First Annual Tamalewood Award for his work in New Mexico.

Judy and Lawrence Blume will  also join Santa Fe IFF’s Screenwriting panel with Ron Bloomberg ("Three's Company," "All in the Family" on Saturday, October 20 at 4 p.m. at Warehouse21.

Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for the five-day fest, held Wednesday, October 17 through Sunday, October 21. All festival passes and day passes can be purchased through the Lensic box office or  The  Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will feature 80 films over five days and nights, host 20 filmmaker forums/workshops, awards ceremonies, VIP events, a Filmmakers’ Brunch and after parties at the hottest venues in Santa Fe. See the full schedule at

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. This year marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers.

Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year's Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.