Won't Back Down
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis lead a stellar cast in writer-director Daniel Barnz’s inspirational drama inspired by actual events. Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter’s struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher (Davis) to try to fix the broken school. Soon, the women find themselves in a tense battle against apathy, hopelessness and powerful interests. Holly Hunter and Rosie Perez also star in this inspiring story that shows how profoundly parents can affect their kid’s education.