A fictional story inspired by actual events, Won't Back Down chronicles the journey of two women, a struggling mother played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, and a veteran teacher played by Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt), who embark on a mission to turn around their kids' failing school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Putting aside partisan divides and political agendas, Won't Back Down takes a raw and unflinching look at the current state of our country's education system, and provides an optimistic and actionable point of view for parents, teachers and community activists alike. Official Web Site

Director:

Daniel Barnz

Cast:

Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez, Ving Rhames, Lance Reddick, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Bill Nunn, Emily Lind, Dante Brown, Liza Colón-Zayas, Ned Eisenberg, Nancy Bach, Keith Flippen, Robert Haley

MPAA Rating:

PG

Run Time:

2hrs 1min

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

United States