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St. Mary's Parish presents 'For Greater Glory' June 26

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Claire Vartabedian

Woodstock's St Mary's Catholic Parish is celebrating a week of religious freedom beginning June 26 through July 4, and in doing so they are presenting the film "For Greater Glory" (rated-R), a chronicle of the Cristero War.

This special screening is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Woodstock Theatre, 209 Main St.

There will be a brief introduction of the film by a member of the parish whose ancestor fought in the Cristero War. All are encouraged to participate in a Q&A discussion following the film at a nearby local venue.

Movie admission will be $6.50 per person. Tickets are available online at or at the theatre box office.

"For Greater Glory" (2012) tells the long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War - the daring people's revolt against the atheist Mexican government that rocked 20th Century North America. The rebellion was set off by the persecution of Catholics and a ban on their public religious practices. The film asks the question, what price would you pay for freedom? In the movie, 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. Starring: Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Eva Longoria and Peter O-Toole

Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned company operated by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. Established in 1978, Classic Cinemas operates 13 theatres with 100 screens in the northern Illinois area. Each auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound technology. For more information on Classic Cinemas, please visit

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