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    Video: Andy Garcia and "For Greater Glory"

    Yesterday on my show, I had the opportunity to interview actor Andy Garcia, whose new film For Greater Glory opens on June 1st nationwide. It has already opened in Mexico to large crowds, and 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.
    Anyone who is interested in the direct connection between an armed people and a free people needs to watch this movie. A trailer is at the link.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/0...greater-glory/

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    I've been looking forward to seeing this film since I first heard about it. I didn't know until following your links that the leader, Velarde, was himself an agnostic/atheist who still took up the cause on the grounds of fundamental freedom.

    Fascinating!

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    Knew it had something to do with the Church. "Propter magnam gloriam" and all that.

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    Internet Movie Database (IMDb) entry here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1566501

    IMDb user reviews and ratings:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1566501/reviews

    viewers from Colorado, California, Mexico
    This review reminds me of what I recall when "Matewan" was released, same sort of feel there was a buried history that some powerful people wanted supressed and forgotten.
    When I first visited Mexico in the late 1960's these events were still spoken of in hushed tones if spoken of at all. It was counseled as healthier never to bring them up as the political descendants of those responsible were still in power and very easily riled. Now they're all dead and we can go see a movie right here in Mexico about what had been erased from the history books for almost 90 years. If only for that reason it's worth seeing, but it has plenty more to offer.

    http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/...s-longoria-eva
    Charles Homans, "Two Thumbs Up: The new Mexican movie U.S. conservatives love", The New Republic, May 18, 2012.

    That article is all about the politics behind the scenes and in promotion of the movie by some people, and tells me little about the actual movie or the actual historical events the movie is based on.

    I have not cared much for The New Republic since the 1960s when they falsely reported that the NRA had supplied civilian marksmanship guns to Robert DePugh's Minutemen, but ignored the fact that NRA did give a gun club charter to Robert Williams, a Black leftwing civil rights leader who was besieged by the KKK in Monroe NC.
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    Revolution just got be a habit in Mexico in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I think they may have kicked that habit a bit too soon.

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