In the early 20th Century, the Mexican people banded together and fought a war against their overzealous government which was infringing on their religious rights. And although the Cristero War was an important event in that nation’s history, many Mexicans don’t learn about it in public school because it embarrasses the government, according to actor Eduardo Verástegui.”
When I first heard "For Greater Glory" (originally titled "Cristiada," which I prefer) was being shot, I was stunned -- and skeptical. It never could be produced by Hollywood. In fact, it wouldn't be a theatrical release, maybe a short documentary, certainly with a small budget. On the former, I was correct; it was made in Mexico. On the latter, I was wrong; it's a full-fledged major motion picture with grade-A talent. And it's wonderful.
"I agree with you." That is what actor Andy Garcia said in a recent interview when I likened his soon-to-be-released independently produced movie "For Greater Glory" to the 1966 movie "A Man for All Seasons" and made the observation that people are still watching the latter -- the story of a Catholic martyr in 16th century England -- while many other movies made in the interim will never be watched again.