Any movie that is picketed by government unions is probably good.
That's what's happening with "Won't Back Down", the new Maggie Gyllenhaall/Viola Davis/Holly Hunter film. Let's check it out this Thursday night, October 4th, 7:05 p.m. at the West 7th Movie Tavern at 2872 Crockett Street in Fort Worth. (We all need a break from putting out highway signs and hanging Gary Johnson flyers on doors, right?) I apologize for the late notice, but schedules and showtimes are only posted one week out.
Here's a blurb from the Political Action page associated with the movie:
Once in a great while, a film is made that combines honest, emotional drama with a genuine sense of purpose. 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.
A fictional story inspired by actual events, the film chronicles the journey of two women, a struggling mother played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, and a veteran teacher played by Viola Davis, who embark on a mission to turn around their kids' failing school. Against all odds and countless obstacles, they persevere and ultimately succeed, providing a better education and better life for their children, as well as other kids in their community.
The film is not only an emotionally moving and incredibly entertaining drama made by world-class actors and filmmakers, it is also an opportunity to put this conversation about the importance of education front and center. In our classrooms, in our homes, in local, statewide and national government, it is a chance to facilitate honest conversation, promote constructive and meaningful activism, and do our part as individuals to secure a better future for our kids. Won't Back Down is the type of film that inspires people to ACT.
Think about what we're seeing here....the government schools have gotten so bad that Hollywood is now making anti-union films !! Can school choice be too far away?
Let's check this one out Thursday night. West 7th Movie Tavern. 7:05. The theatre is near Pop's and some other good watering holes, so we can go out afterwards for post-movie discussion.
Hope to see you there.