(Disclosure: I received a screening preview of this movie in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.)
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If you are looking for an amazing, faith-filled, family friendly movie, then you need to go see Woodlawn. It opens today in theaters. This movie is so touching, and with all of the racial tension that happens around the world, this movie is a perfect way to show that God still works today as he did back in the 70's and as He did in the past. In this movie, a football team has to work together to overcome segregation, while keeping their faith in God. This movie is great for families to watch together. I think everyone should go see this movie in the theaters to support faith based movies.
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About this movie:
A gifted high school football player must learn to boldly embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field in Woodlawn, a moving and inspirational new film based on the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in early 1970's Birmingham, Alabama.
Tony Nathan 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 burning and riots, and Coach Tandy Geralds is at a loss to solve these unprecedented challenges with his disciplinarian ways. It's only when Hank, 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. The Colonels make a run at the state playoffs led by Nathan, who becomes a Birmingham sports superstar and attracts the attention of legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant. It's the miracle, Hank says, of what happens when God shows up.
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