You saw Hank (the father) and Jon (the son) speak at Free Enterprise Celebration Toledo, Ohio and they were wonderful highlighting their story (along with Hank’s other son Andrew as a co-producer) and promoting the movie. The move is now out in theaters and you may have seen it. If you haven’t already seen it, we encourage you to consider seeing it soon. It is an obviously and powerfully religious film displaying the power of diversity, forgiveness for one another, hope, love and the potential people have with God. And equally it’s a story of the power of courage, unity, and spirit.
Woodlawn is a 2015 American Christian sports drama film directed by The Erwin Brothers, Andrew and Jon Erwin. The film, which is based on the true story of Tony Nathan, stars Sean Astin, Nic Bishop, Caleb Castille, Sherri Shepherd, Jon Voight and C. Thomas Howell.
After a government-mandate, Tony Nathan, a gifted high school football player, and other black students desegregate Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama in 1973. As cross burnings and riots erupt in the city, Tandy Gerelds, the Woodlawn Colonels football coach, struggles to ease racial tensions between his players. It’s only when Gerelds allows Hank, an outsider, to speak to his team that real change begins. Hank, who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, tells the players a “better way” is possible through following Jesus. More than 40 players, nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to Jesus Christ and the spiritual change has a profound effect on the coach, the school and the community, And their rival team and coach as well.
On the film’s opening day it grossed $1.5 million, above studio expectations. In its opening weekend, it grossed $4 million, finishing 9th at the box office. And as of November 4th it grossed over $11 million.
Click here to watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xb8fhck0ks
To learn more about the move click here http://woodlawnmovie.com/