Aggregator • Hyscience • ID=78289
On his show yesterday, Ed Morrissey interviewed actor Andy Garcia, whose new film For Greater Glory opens on June 1st nationwide. It has already opened in Mexico to large crowds, and as Ed points out, for good reason. The film tells the story of the Cristiada, also known as the Cristero Wars, which erupted when the socialist Mexican government of President Plutarco Calles attempted to forcibly suppress the Catholic Church.
In March, I wrote about the rough cut version that I watched, and noted the similarity to Braveheart and the interesting and unplanned resonance of the question of religious freedom to the politics of today, when the government decides it has the authority to decide what kind of religious expression qualifies for First Amendment protection and which doesn't.
If you didn't catch Ed's interview with Garcia, you should take the time to watch it here. In the interview, Garcia discusses the fight for absolute freedom and the relation to his own Cuban-American background, how history has forgotten the Cristiada until now, and his hopes and aspirations for the film.