Película Mirando Al Cielo

New film about Saint José Sánchez del Río set for exclusive U.S. release through Fathom Events on April 18th

Tickets on sale now for MIRANDO AL CIELO, a new feature film that tells one of Mexico’s greatest stories of devotion to Jesus amid Christian persecution.

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(ZENIT News / Guadalajara, 03.09.2023).- Fathom Events and Mediaquest announce the upcoming national release of the new feature film, MIRANDO AL CIELO (LOOKING AT HEAVEN)  in U.S. theaters Tuesday, April 18th.

Written and directed by Antonio Peláez and produced along with his wife Laura Peláez, MIRANDO AL CIELO stars Julian Fidalgo and tells the story of Mexican Cristero José Sánchez del Río, a young Mexican Catholic saint who sacrificed everything for his love of Christ the King.

“Our movie tells one of the many beautiful stories that exist in México,” said Antonio Peláez, writer, producer, and director of MIRANDO AL CIELO. “Joselito’s story plays out during the religious persecution in México in the years 1926 to 1929, and believe it or not, there are many people to this day who don’t know about this crucial period of history or Saint José’s remarkable and valiant story. This true story of heroic faith, forgiveness, and sacrificial love will touch hearts and lives when audiences of all ages experience this beautiful love story.”

Releasing in Spanish with English subtitles, MIRANDO AL CIELOis part of Fathom Events’ ongoing series on the saints and will be a perfect moviegoing experience for all ages and especially for families during Eastertide. José Sánchez del Río was declared a saint of the Catholic Church and canonized on October 16, 2016, at St. Peter’s Square by Pope Francis. He is the patron saint of persecuted Christians, children, and adolescents.

“There is no greater time to experience a film that helps us to look at how we are living our own life of faith,” said Laura Peláez, producer of MIRANDO AL CIELO. “In our movie, you will meet a fourteen-year-old Mexican boy who leads the way in showing all of us what Christian witness looks like. José radically follows Christ amid persecution. José forgives like Christ amid betrayal. He does so out of great love and fidelity to Jesus Christ the King. We can all learn from his example and aspire to grow in virtue and grace, especially now when Christian persecution is on the rise. Our prayer is that this movie will inspire a new generation of young people to know this young example of faith, hope, and love and then live it.”

Exclusive to the Fathom Event, MIRANDO AL CIELO will feature added value content from leaders in the United States who will share more about the themes in the film and the importance of San José Sánchez del Río’s story for today. The added value content will feature commentary from Antonio and Laura Peláez, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, Archdiocese of San Antonio; Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP, Director of the Pauline Center for Media Studies in Los Angeles; and Rafael Sanchez, nephew of San José Sánchez del Río.

Tickets for MIRANDO AL CIELO are on sale now and groups are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance where movie tickets are sold. Visit Fathom Events page to find your theater and purchase tickets here.


MEDIAQUEST, is a Film & Television Production Studio, with more than 30 years of experience in the Entertainment and Advertising industry, in countries such as the United States, Mexico, and Spain, which through wholesome entertainment seeks to dignify the human person and the family, bringing values to the world of entertainment.


Fathom Events is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit

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