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May 20, 2013 - monterey media is proud to announce the June 25th Digital Download, DVD and VOD release of the TIFF premiere film, The Lesser Blessed following its U.S. theatrical tour. Based on the novel of the same name, this powerful coming-of-age story stars Benjamin Bratt (Traffic, Pinero, Miss Congeniality and Law & Order), Kiowa Gordon (The Twilight Saga), Chloe Rose ("Degrassi: The Next Generation") and introducing Joel Nathan Evans. Written & Directed by Anita Doron (The End of Silence). The Lesser Blessed premiered as an Official Selection at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

"A compelling drama with an unusual locale, and a moving coming-of-age story with powerful performances." - Jeffrey Lyons/LYONS DEN RADIO

"5 Stars. An incredibly current, visually stunning, poetic, heart-aching and dramatic story. The Lesser Blessed is my favorite film of TIFF, amongst considerable competition." -

About "The Lesser Blessed "
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Richard Van Camp, The Lesser Blessed is an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today's modern world. Through the eyes of Larry Sole, a Native-American teenager filled with bravado and angst, comes the story of three unlikely friends isolated in a small rural town discovering what they can of life and love amid racial tensions and the recklessness of youth, in a world clouded by a dark mystery from his past.

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The Lesser Blessed Specifications:
Pre-Order: May 28, 2013
Street Date: June 25, 2013
Running time: 86 minutes
Rating: R
Language: English, Closed Captioned

DVD Bonus Feature:
- Cast & Crew Interviews
- Descriptive Video Track

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Publicity Director

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