“The Milagro Beanfield War”

March 18, 1988 is the release date of “The Milagro Beanfield War”, a film set in the fictional rural town of Milagro and filmed in Truchas, New Mexico.  The fictional town was predominantly Catholic and Hispanic, with less than 500 residents.  The drama centers on the issue of water rights as small bean farmers challenge large corporations (99% versus 1%).  The film was directed by Robert Redford and features Panamanian star Ruben Blades and Brazilian film queen, Sonia Braga.

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