New Trailer for WOODLAWN – a Film about Football, Faith and Forgiveness

“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”- Vince Lombardi

woodlawnThe Erwin Brothers, Provident Films and Pureflix release the trailer for their film, WOODLAWN. Based on a true story starring Oscar-winner Jon Voight, Sean Astin, Nic Bishop, Sherri Shepherd, and Caleb Castille, this moving and inspirational new film portrays how love, unity and brotherhood overcame hate and division in early 1970s Birmingham Alabama.

WOODLAWN Movie Synopsis:

Tony Nathan (newcomer Caleb Castille) lands in a powder keg of anger and violence when he joins fellow African-American students at Woodlawn High School after its government-mandated desegregation in 1973. The Woodlawn Colonels football team is a microcosm of the problems at the school and in the city, which erupts in cross burnings and riots, and Coach Tandy Geralds (Nic Bishop) is at a loss to solve these unprecedented challenges with his disciplinarian ways.

It’s only when Hank (Sean Astin), an outsider who has been radically affected by the message of hope and love he experienced at a Christian revival meeting, convinces Coach Geralds to let him speak to the team that something truly remarkable begins to happen. More than 40 players, nearly the entire team, black and white, give their lives over to the “better way” Hank tells them is possible through following Jesus, and the change is so profound in them it affects their coach, their school and their community in ways no one could have imagined.

WOODLAWN opens in theaters October 16.