‘Won’t Back Down': Maggie Gyllenhaal Schools Us in Passion — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO


The American education system is a perpetually fertile ground for examination and critique. The latest film to mine the fields is Won’t Back Down, the 2012 drama that stars Oscar nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis in an empowering story inspired by actual events. Hard-working single mom Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) is concerned that John Adams Elementary is not giving her daughter the educational experience she deserves. Teaming with a caring teacher (Davis) who wants the best future for her own son, she sets out to improve attitudes and elevate the school’s academic standards. Despite the odds, with courage, hope and persistence, the women just might prevail.

Below is an exclusive featurette from the Won’t Back Down Blu-ray, titled “The Importance of Education.” Check out the video below. The Blu-ray is available now.

[Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox]

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