For Greater Glory: The Story of Christiada
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What price would you pay for freedom? In the exhilarating action epic For Greater Glory an impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country, as the film's adventure unfolds against the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War the daring people's revolt that rocked 20th Century North America.
Academy Award® nominee Andy Garcia headlines an acclaimed cast as General Gorostieta, the retired military man who at first thinks he has nothing personal at stake as he and his wife (Golden Globe winner Eva Longoria) watch Mexico fall into a violent civil war. Yet the man who hesitates in joining the cause will soon become the resistance's most inspiring and self-sacrificing leader, as he begins to see the cost of religious persecution on his countrymen . . . and transforms a rag-tag band of rebels into a heroic force to be reckoned with. The General faces impossible odds against a powerful and ruthless government. Yet it is those he meets on the journey; youthful idealists, feisty renegades and, most of all, one remarkable teenager named Jose who reveal to him how courage and belief are forged even when justice seems lost. Also starring Peter O'Toole, Eduardo Verastegui, Oscar Isaac and Santiago Cabrera in an all-star cast.
This film is rated: R
This DVD contains the following language options: English and dubbed Spanish with Spanish subtitles
This is a Region 1 DVD (playable ONLY in Bermuda, Canada, the Cayman Islands, United States and U.S. territories).
"For Greater Glory vividly depicts the difficult circumstances in which Catholics of that time lived – and died for – their faith. It is a top-flight production whose message of the importance of religious freedom has particular resonance for us today. It is my earnest hope that people of faith throughout our country will rally behind For Greater Glory and, in doing so, will highlight the importance of religious freedom in our society."
– Most Reverend Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
"For Greater Glory is an excellent film that has the courage to tell a story that has been all but forgotten. The sacrifices and hardships endured by those who would not renounce Christ helped preserve the religious liberty of millions, and this film honors their memory in a remarkable way.For Greater Glory also reminds us of how much has been done to pass this liberty on to our generation by those who came before us, and it makes clear the truth that Christ taught us – that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for a friend."
– Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore
"For Greater Glory is a passionate, true life story of a sad period in history when believers were ruthlessly persecuted for their faith. This is a heroic and inspiring story, all the more critical in that it is so timely. A first rate production all around!"
– Fr. Robert Sirico, President, The Action Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty
"Moving, powerful and inspiring! For Greater Glory includes stunning cinematography, an all-star cast, and tells a historically accurate story that most audiences will be unfamiliar with but need to know. The film's high production values and respect for the source material are exemplary. The movie grabs the viewer and doesn't let go. The stirring story of freedom and heroism is one that audiences will reflect upon long after the screen goes dark."
– Timothy Drake, National Catholic Register