The Cristero War (1926-29) also known as the La Cristiada, was an uprising and counter-revolution against the Mexican government. The rebellion was set off by the persecution of Catholics and a ban on their public religious practices. More specifically, the strict enforcement of the anti-clerical provisions by atheist and former President of Mexico Plutarco Elias Calles through the Mexican Constitution of 1917 along with the further expansion of anti-clerical laws exacerbated the conflicts The rebellion is particularly known for the women and children who assisted the rebels in smuggling guns and ammunition in secret and certain priests who were tortured and murdered in public, as later canonized by Pope John Paul II.
After a period of peaceful resistance by select citizens, a number of skirmishes took place in 1926 while the violent rebellions began on 2 January 1927, with the rebels who called themselves Cristeros, invoking the name of Jesus Christ under the title of "Cristo Rey" or Christ the King. The rebellion eventually ended by diplomatic means brokered by the United States Ambassador to Mexico, Dwight Whitney Morrow, with the financial relief and assistance by the Knights of Columbus.
The rebellions attracted the attention of Pope Pius XI, who issued a series of papal encyclicals between 1925 and 1937. On 11 December 1925 the pontiff issued Quas Primas, instituting the Feast of Christ the King. On November 18, 1926, he issued Iniquis Afflictisque (On the Persecution of the Church in Mexico) denouncing the violent anti-clerical persecution in Mexico. Despite the government's promise to the Church, it continued the persecution of the Church and the people. In response, Pope Pius issued Acerba Animi on September, 29, 1932 . As the persecution continued he issued Firmissimam Constantiam and expressed his opposition to the "impious and corruptive school" while granting papal support for Catholic Action in Mexico for the third consecutive time with the use of plenary indulgence on 28 March 193 Cristiada (also titled For Greater Glory) is a 2012 drama film and historic epic directed by Dean Wright and written by Michael Love, based on the true story of the Cristero War (1926-29), a rebellion which arose out of the Mexican government's persecution of Catholics in the 1920s.Although filmed in Mexico, it is in English.The film is the directorial debut for Wright, veteran visual effects supervisor on films including The Two Towers (2002) and The Return of the King (2003). Cristiada, 2011
Directed By: Dean Wright Starring: Eva Longoria Parker, Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Nestor Carbonell, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Peter O’Toole Plot Synopsis: A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929),which was touched off by a rebellion against the Mexican government’s attempt to secularize the country. Filming Locations: Durango, Mexico
Tierra de cine: Durango Movieland Mexico
Director: William Wyler
Writers: Lew Wallace (novel), Karl Tunberg (screenplay)
Stars: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins and Stephen Boyd
Release Date: 10 December 1959 (Argentina)
Country: USA Release Date: 10 December 1959 (Argentina)
Filming Locations: Arcinazzo Romano, Santiago Papasquiaro,Durango Mexico,Frosinone, Lazio, Italy PRODUCTORA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
PREMIOS1959: 11 Oscars, incluyendo película, director, actor (Heston), actor sec. (Griffith), montaje1959: Globo de Oro: Mejor película: Drama 1959: BAFTA: Mejor película
El Bueno El Feo Y El Malo
TÍTULO ORIGINAL ''Ll Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo'' AÑO 1966 DURACIÓN 150 min.
PAÍS Durango Mexico Coproducciónn Italia-España-Alemania; MGM release
Sección visual DIRECTOR Sergio Leone
GUIÓN Sergio Leone, Age, Furio Scarpelli, Luciano Vincenzoni MÚSICA Ennio Morricone FOTOGRAFÍA Tonino Delli Colli
REPARTO Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach, Aldo Giuffrè, Mario Brega, Luigi Scarchilli, Rada Ras
TÍTULO ORIGINAL: ''Jesus of Nazareth ''
Filmada en Durango del 28 de Enero al 18 de Febrero de 1977. AÑO: 1977
DIRECTOR: Franco Zeffirelli. INTÉRPRETES: Robert Powell, Anne Bancroft, James Mason, Rod Steiger, Michael York, Peter Ustinov, Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Claudia Cardinale, James Earl Jones, Stacy Keach, Donald Pleasence, Fernando Rey, Christopher Plummer, Ralph Richardson, Cyril Cusack.
DURACIÓN: 371 minutos
''Superman The Movies''
Release Date: 1978 – Warner Bros.
Filmada en Durango del 15 de mayo al 18 de Febrero de 1978.
Cast: Marlon Brando – Jor-El, Gene Hackman – Lex Luthor, Christopher Reeve – Superman/Clark Kent, Ned Beatty – Otis, Jackie Cooper – Perry White, Glenn Ford – Jonathan Kent, Trevor Howard – 1st Elder, Margot Kidder – Lois Lane, Valerie Perrine – Eve Teschmacher, Phyllis Thaxter – Martha Kent, Susannah York – Lara, Jeff East – Young Clark Kent.
''Piratas del Caribe: en el fin del mundo''
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom y Keira Knightley.
filmada en usa en las bahamas y durango mexico marzo 2005
Release Date: 25 May 2007 (USA)
Walt Disney Pictures
''Never Say Never Again''(1983)
Release Date: 7 October 1983 (USA
Dir: Irvin Kershner With: Sean Connery, Kim Basinger
Action | Adventure | Thriller 134 min
filmada en uk usa durango mexico 1980 estudio MGM
''Star Wars'' 1977
Director: George Lucas
Writer: George Lucas
Release Date: 25 May 1977 (USA)
Filming Locations: Tikal National Park,Durango Mexico Guatemala filmada en julio 22 1976 Production Co: Lucasfilm, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Budget: $13,000,000 (estimated)
''Conan the Barbarian''(1982)
Director: John Milius
Writers: Robert E. Howard (stories), John Milius,
Release Date: 14 May 1982 (USA)
Production Co: Dino De Laurentiis Company, Universal Pictures Filming Locations: Almería, Andalucía, Spain en durango mexico Budget: $20,000,000
TITULO ORIGINAL (''The Wild Bunch'')
AÑO 1969 DURACIÓN 145 min.
PAÍS USA,DURANGO MEXICO DIRECTOR Sam Peckinpah GUIÓN Walon Green & Sam Peckinpah MÚSICA Jerry Fielding
FOTOGRAFÍA Lucien Ballard REPART OWilliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, Ben Johnson, Alfonso Arau, L.Q. Jones PRODUCTORA Warner Bros. Pictures y filmada en Durango Mexico
PREMIOS1969: 5 nominaciones al Oscar: Mejor guión original, banda sonora (Drama)
TÍTULO ORIGINAL . ''C 'Era Una Bolta Il West'' (Once Upon a Time in the West) AÑO 1968 DURACIÓN 165 min. PAÍS Durango Mexico y España, USA.Italia
DIRECTOR Sergio Leone GUIÓN Sergio Leone, Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci
MÚSICA Ennio Morricone FOTOGRAFÍATonino Delli Colli
REPARTO Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Gabriele Ferzetti, Frank Wolff, Woody Strode, Jack Elam, Lionel Stander, Paolo Stoppa, Keenan Wynn PRODUCTORA Paramount Pictures GÉNERO Western | Spaghetti Western
Director: David Slade
Writers: Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meye
Release Date: 30 June 2010 (USA FILMADA EN DURANGO MEXICO Y CANADA Budget: $65,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $83,637,242 (USA) (4 July 2010) (4468 Screens)
Gross: $300,523,113 (USA) (17 October 2010)
Runtime: USA: 124 min
Production Co: Summit Entertainmen
Director: James Wong
Writers: Ben Ramsey (screenplay), Akira Toriyama (novel)
Release Date: 10 April 2009 (USA)
Budget: $45,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $4,756,488 (USA) (12 April 2009) (2181 Screens)
Gross: $9,362,785 (USA) (4 June 2009
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, World Film Magic worldwide distribution company Dune Entertainment,,Star Oversea
''The Treasure of the Sierra Madre ''(1948)
Director: John Huston Writers: John Huston (screenplay), B. Traven (novel)
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and Tim Holt
Release Date: 24 January 1948 (USA Country: USA
Release Date: 24 January 1948 (USA) Also Known As: Treasure of Sierra Madre
Filming Locations:Durango Mexico, Santiago Papasquiaro Dgo,Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.