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Academy Award nominated actor Andy Garcia is newest -- -- Sony selling out -- in Mexico it debuts here in America June 1.
For greater glory tells the story of Mexico's fight for religious freedom and the rebellion against the Mexican government's attempts to suppress the Catholic Church.
Shots -- -- with Garcia to discuss is Cuban American background his start as an actor and the new film take a look.
And joining us now actor -- -- -- And they don't -- lesson from an estimate should thank you on the course I what do you do you -- of background you came to this country and what the 1970s.
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The euros more which is very good year here okay and from Cuba.
Yes I've that you're very active very involves -- you know Castro's been able to.
Hold on a power all these many years is amazing and -- product of that situation so you know -- suits and my soul itself.
And you know I know a lot about what's what's happening what's happening because it suits to my nature to sustainable had to get into the acting business you annoy you guys started was -- huge -- as a kid of films and.
And you know have my heroes you know -- very.
Always very moved by the stories and kind of transposed by them and now we're -- defendants like any young kid in that in a movie theater.
But we had like -- you know we had not just -- winner Sean Connery and you know -- Maclean and now.
Peter Sellers on the comedic side -- -- the -- of the people that bad and that it's under struck a nerve in me an ounce of -- and then later on.
When it was time to sort of kind of make a decision what to do your life -- associating at a high school I took an acting class and out of curiosity and and then there and it was like a virus and really I was very very stimulative.
-- -- -- all these big movies and but -- also like to work on.
Different projects smaller projects.
Producing films and -- this -- -- -- work -- finishing up now on on a religious freedom project -- about that.
I don't know rose they did the consummated the main argument of the film has to do with the war in.
That it was a sort of an uprising that -- in Mexico in 1946 -- -- looked like Christiane.
You know -- a play on words for Christ obviously and there that people -- -- caucus status.
And what happened -- -- the Mexican government the created a law that basically curtailed religious freedom.
And it got accelerated to the point where there was an uprising by the the Mexican people -- saying you can't take those rights away from us that kicked out of the Vatican out of of Mexico -- -- -- killing priests or got very very ugly 90000 people died in three years.
And they approach needed to be part of this movie and play -- general of ambiguous Tinto which was -- year historical character who was up.
A general in the maximum -- revolutionary decorated military strategist retired.
It atheist agnostic.
But this -- -- army which was sort of a -- of different sort of like guerrilla movements you know.
Needed a Central Command -- and a leader and there was a group called the -- for the defense of religious freedom which was a pacifist movement.
Said we need to lead its organizers army in the -- and they made the sky and offer you know financial offer basically say come lead us and even though he's a -- yeah but he believed then there in the and in the -- the -- they have been you know me and sort of -- -- big concept about some of freedom and I've on the Obama religious.
I believe in the right to be religious and I'm gonna I'm gonna -- I'm -- And I think also there's also says -- the general always a general that he wanted to like -- -- -- cry you -- feel that in the wife was very religious very devout and she encouraged him to.
To go on this journey and that was a movie creator on the and they came to me to participate and played -- general and it's it was a classic it is a classic movie like he would say I don't know the man for all seasons or you know Doctor Zhivago or.
Now a classic you know very large epic that tapestry would be fantastic doctors and imperial tool -- room blades and Eva Longoria and company that's on the remote in Norman and I -- past I love movies that are based on true stories yeah.
Many of the historical -- -- drama I think you learn a lot out of it and you know I even like for example Mel Gibson in the passion of the Christ or I'm obviously I'm very hard -- -- -- that's it's just amazing similar story Braveheart.
Gladiator -- and probably my three favorite holiday go.
Posed does a lot about me right.
Fifth when I got described the with a curiously was I don't know anything about this -- happened in Mexico in 1926 and I started -- colleagues of Mexican American -- friends of mine and even people I knew from Mexico that were born -- they had no idea about this story.
Even personal lines I was very curious you know isn't any kind of moving kind of swept under the rug -- for a long time.
Have somebody of a friend of mine from my El Salvador.
And it is amazing in this day and age.
-- so many areas of that country are literally run by a well armed organized -- And then there -- these acts of heroism that take place every day and the world -- -- pay attention to this.
No major development undertakings whether what sells magazines you know it's we know what the -- OK magazine when your faces on an underground and -- well if I'm glorious face is not my -- Scandals things that are you know the moment some of these things I mean those struggles for four.
The concept of the struggle for freedom you know and you know I mean this country's built anatomy were all here because we're or.
Immigrants from you know seeking freedom mercy or or or me and exhaust from a religious persecution or economic persecution or.
You know there's a lot of reasons why America is America candidacy it's an honor to me just thank you so much for me when -- look at the -- -- we'll be watching thank you.
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