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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Upcoming Movie Highlights Mexico's War Against the Church...

Many times in the chronicles of human history, men have risen against oppression and persecution and changed the course of events through bloodshed, valor and sheer determination, despite the odds against them.

That was the case in the late 1920’s, when a ragtag band of Christian ranchers and rebel fighters took up arms against the more highly  trained and armed Mexican government to protect the rebels' right to practice their faith in what became a bloody three year civil war.

Over 90 thousand lives were lost, including innocent women, children and clergy, who were caught in the middle of a frontal and aggressive assault by Mexican President, Plutarco Elias Calles, against the Catholic Church and the men determined to defend and protect the Church at all costs.  

In an attempt to secularize the nation and drive the influential Church out of mind and heart of society, government forces began storming churches, imprisoning and killing clergy and loyal laity, until an unlikely band of rebels, known as the Cristeros, whose battle cry was, “Viva Cristo El Rey” or “Long Live Christ the King,” started organizing and fighting back.

The war is the setting of an upcoming Hollywood epic movie, titled Cristiada, which is currently in post production and has an all-star cast that includes: Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Peter O'Toole, Ruben Blades, Oscar Isaac, Nestor Carbonel, Eduardo Verastegui and more.

Dean Wright, who is best known for his work in visual effects in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Titanic, is making his directorial debut.

If there was an award for best movie trailer, this one would get my  vote.  Check it out:

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