True Story “Woodlawn” Film to Be Distributed by Pure Flix (Video)


Pure Flix announces an unprecedented partnership and distribution deal for the release of the upcoming feature film Woodlawn in theaters nationwide October 16, 2015.

Written and directed by the Erwin Brothers (Moms’ Night Out, October Baby) and produced by Kevin Downes, Woodlawn relives the true story surrounding the spiritual awakening that captured the heart of Woodlawn High School football team in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1970’s as they fight against racial prejudice and hatred.

The Woodlawn football team’s dedication to love and unity leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, and the rise of its first African American superstar, Tony Nathan, who later became a NFL running back for the Miami Dolphins (1979-1987). The official web site is and the trailer is available on

The cast includes Jon Voight as the iconic college football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, Sean Astin as the team’s counselor and chaplain Hank Erwin, and Nic Bishop as Woodlawn coach Tandy Gerelds. Newcomer Caleb Castille is star running back Tony Nathan. Also featured are C. Thomas Howell as the rival coach George “Shorty” White, Sherri Shepherd as Nathan’s mother, Lance Nicholsas Nathan’s father and Richard Kohnke as rival quarterback Jeff Rutledge.

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SOURCE: Christian Retailing

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