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You have not seen this many Roman chasubles in a motion picture since the advent of the New Mass...


U.S. Release date: June 1, 2012.

19 comments:

Phil said...

I hope it is released this year. I see they have already changed the title of the movie (Cristiada was the former name) and are using a different promo trailer.

Shane said...

Is this a different film from "Cristiada" or has it simply been renamed?

New Catholic said...

No, it is the same film.

Flambeaux said...

Cristiada was a working title while they were in production and seeking a distributor.

Having found a distributor, the name has been changed, a release date set, and this is a new trailer to promote it.

It got some "air time" on the political blog Hot Air today.

GQ Rep said...

When does this awesome film come out?

It's been a long time since the Roman Catholic Church has been portrayed in a good light. The Church and the Faith is portrayed very positively in this film. Andy Garcia is great. And of course, Peter O'Toole!

We should not be surprised that the Roman Catholic Church is portrayed is such a good light....after all, it was the pre-Vatican II Church!!

All the negaative, down n' dirty, trashy depictions of the Church have been since Vatican II. It is the image we present now. And that's tragic.

But this is a great film which I hope scores well at the box office.

Too bad they didn't mention Miguel Pro, the young Jesuit martyr during this period of Mexican history.

Long-Skirts said...

GQ said:

"...Miguel Pro, the young Jesuit martyr during this period of Mexican history."

VIVA!

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
So hated down in Hell.
Viva!
Was shouted by Miguel

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
All Catholic boys should know.
Viva!
This word from Padre Pro.

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
His arms outstretched, they shot.
Viva!
To stop the Catholic plot.

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
The body dropped and died.
Viva!
His blood then multiplied.

Viva!
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Just shouted yesterday.

Viva!
His blood runs through our veins.
Viva!
A holy hemorrhage rains

Viva!
For Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva!
Forever and today.
VIVA!!

James I. McAuley said...

Thank you, New Catholic, for posting this. May this film inspire Catholics north and south of the border. Wonderful poem, Long Skirts!

VIVA CHRISTO REY!

GQ Rep said...

Very beautiful poem. Expresses the Faith of so many who died for Christ in Mexico during the persecutions.

Thank you.

Skeptico said...

It's premature to say that this is a great - or even good - film. Trailers can be very deceptive.

Stu said...

I had been upset that this movie seemed to be delayed in it's release. However, I now think that is a good thing given the dust-up between the Church and the Administration's obsession with forcing people to by birth prevention for everyone. It's good timing.

Woody said...

The boy "Jose" is Bl. Jose Sanchez del Rio, whose story can be found at many places on the net now. I liked the previous trailer better as it seemed to convey the correct idea that what the Cristeros was fighting for was the Faith, while this one is a little heavy on the "freedom" bit, but nevertheless, this should be a great movie.

Viva Cristo Rey!

GQ Rep said...

"Skeptico said...
It's premature to say that this is a great - or even good - film. Trailers can be very deceptive."

In a Vatican II age of improvised Mass, radical femminist nuns, heretic bishops, pedophile priests...isn't it even just a bit uplifting to see a film of a time when the traditions of the Catholic Faith and our belief were worth dying for, and heroic priests were willing to become martyrs for the Holy Mass and faith? A time when people were willing to fight for the traditions of the Catholic Faith....instead of today fighting against the Church-and for things like gay marriage etc.?

I was born 16 years after Vatican II ended, so all I've known mostly (except from educating myself) is what came from Vatican II...and all it's thousands of interpretations by nutjob radical priests,nuns, and lay people...and bishops who chose to ignore it all.

I work in an industry which is really anti-Catholic (mostly). When I'm on site in a foreign country for a photo shoot, and have time off (which is rare), except for the mandatory publicity and public relations parties..I like to go off with a friend or two who share my religious inclinations and visit churches, monasteries, cloisters...etc. We're really ridiculed for it by the rest of our team. After all, they think "what normal person would pass on partying and getting drunk to go visit a church?"

The Catholic Church 60-70 years ago was high on a peditsal in my entertainment industry, and in many others too. We had a Pope who everyone thought was a Saint...Pius XII. ( It wasn't until after his death that a Protestant bigot wrote the play "The Deputy" and trashed Pius XII's wartime reputation with lies and innunedos.) But the Catholic Church was sacred back then...it was an awesome institution nearly everyone respected.

Today, world wide, the opinion of the Catholic Church people have is pretty much in the garbage can. It is the butt of jokes everywhere....even in Japan where I was last Summer on a shoot and visiting family. And there's like practically zero Catholics in Japan so why pick on them...right? But there was a comedy skit on a local TV station with three girls dressed as nuns running down the street away from a drunk priest who wanted to rape them. It was supposed to be funny.
It's because the reputation of the Vatican II era Church is so bad.

So when I said this was a great film, or an awesome film....I wasn't saying it as a film critic. Just as someone who is thrilled that our Church is being presented in a grand, heroic, positive, uplifting way from a time long gone. That was an age of giants...including popes.

I'm pretty sure the film will be trashed by critics because it paints the Catholic Church in a heroic light. Considering what the Catholic Church has been thru in the last 50 years....picturing the Church as heroic or saintly or holy is impossible to most people.

And that's tragic because up until 55 years ago or so...that's the way we seen, almost across the board by the whole world.

Wulfrano Ruiz Sainz said...

When you go and see it,take along with you several boxes of Kleenex tissue paper. You are going to need it to wipe away all the tears from your face. Yes indeed. Long live Christ the King!

Ben said...

Not so many maniples in these shots...they must have been using an early form of the Bugnini Rite :-).

Steve T. said...

Sad to see that even here, the ignorance of the Hollywood set shows through. And it's not just the lack of maniples.

At 2:16, the trailer shows a a rifle ejecting a cartridge. A full cartridge, complete with bullet, and not merely the casing. No wonder the Christeros were having a tough time: they were firing blanks.

The CGI geek who animated that seen has probably come no closer to a gun than watching cop shows.

And please note: I'm from New York City. Just the church-going Catholic strata.

Skeptico said...

GQ,

I'll wait until I've actually seen the movie to sing its praises in any way. Again, trailers can be most deceptive. For instance, I hope the wretched sentimentality I see in that trailer is deceptive.

authoressaurus said...

One wonders whether this film will be allowed to be distributed in Mexico. Let us pray that it will.

Niantic said...

Long Skirts......welcome back. I missed your wonderful poems!!

Gratias said...

Haven't been to the movies for two years. Now I am going back!

Andy Garcia is a great artist. His movie "The Lost City" tells the Fidel Castro takeover as it was. Worth seeing.