For Greater Glory Dominates ALMA Nominations
Film, cast capture five spots; awards show will air Sept. 21 on NBC
SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – July 12, 2012 – FOR GREATER GLORY dominated nominations announced July 9 for the 2012 American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards®, sponsored by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). The epic action adventure about Mexico’s Cristero War for religious freedom earned five nominations – including Favorite Movie – for ALMA Awards®. NBC will air the 2012 ALMA Awards® at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT Sept. 21.
In addition to the film itself, four cast members are up for ALMA Awards®. Andy Garcia earned nomination as Favorite Movie Actor, and Eva Longoria is a candidate for Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/Adventure. Rubén Blades and Oscar Isaac are competing against each other and three more actors in the Favorite Movie Actor – Supporting Role category.
FOR GREATER GLORY’s five 2012 ALMA® nominations are the most earned by any film.
Fans decide the winners through online voting that is open now through Sept. 7 at http://almaawards2012.com/. Fans may vote once daily in a variety of film, TV and music categories.
FOR GREATER GLORY, which opened June 1 across the country, has earned more than $5.4 million at the box office. It brings the brutal truth of the Cristero War, which rocked 1920s North America, to the big screen with vivid accuracy. Academy Award® and ALMA® nominee Garcia and Golden Globe winner and ALMA® nominee Longoria lead a stellar multinational cast that includes legendary Oscar® winner Peter O’Toole, ALMA® nominee Isaac (DRIVE), ALMA® nominee Blades (SAFE HOUSE), Bruce Greenwood (STAR TREK, SUPER 8), Nestor Carbonell (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, “Lost”), Bruce McGill (LINCOLN), Santiago Cabrera (“Heroes,” CHE), Oscar®-nominated Catalina Sandino Moreno (MARIA FULL OF GRACE), and Eduardo Verástegui (BELLA). FOR GREATER GLORY also features teenager Muricio Kuri in a stunning portrayal of Blessed José Sanchez del Rio, who joined the Cristeros at 14 and served as a flag bearer before being martyred by Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles’ Federales.
Many of the Cristero martyrs were Knights of Columbus, and the organization has spearheaded production of a behind-the-scenes look at the movie that includes historical background on the Cristero War. Anyone can watch the 30-minute program online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnPi5cXlVHo.
In addition, Ignatius Press has published the official companion book to the film, For Greater Glory: The True Story of the Cristiada. Written by noted Cristero War historian and expert Ruben Quezada, English and Spanish editions of the book are available now at http://www.ignatius.com/.
FOR GREATER GLORY is a production of Dos Corazones Studios, and is distributed by ARC Entertainment. For interviews with Producer Pablo Barroso, other members of the cast and crew, or official-companion-book author Ruben Quezada, please contact Alexis Walkenstein (561-445-5409 or AWalkenstein@MaximusMG.com), Tim Lilley (678-990-9032 or TLilley@MaximusMG.com) or Kevin Wandra (678-990-9032, or KWandra@MaximusMG.com) of The Maximus Group.
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