In theaters today, WON’T BACK DOWN centers on two moms who team up against an archaic bureaucracy to make a change in the inner-city school system that’s failing to deliver for their kids.
Co-written (with BRIN HILL) and directed by DANIEL BARNZ, the all-star cast includes MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL, VIOLA DAVIS, HOLLY HUNTER, ROSIE PEREZ and VING RHAMES.
Taken to task by many critics for its perceived union-bashing stance and being financed by Denver billionaire (and notorious rightie) PHIL ANSCHUTZ, the film actually goes out of its way to remain fair and balanced . At the recent press conference to promote the movie, BARNZ and GYLLENHAAL spoke out in defense of the film’s message. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
WON’T BACK DOWN opens in theaters today
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