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A combination of “Remember the Titans,” “Facing the Giants,” and “Rudy.”

– Jackie K. Cooper, Film Critic, The Huffington Post

MOVIE RECOUNTS THE SPRIRITUAL RENEWAL OF A BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA RECORD BREAKING FOOTBALL GAME AND THE LIFE OF NFL GREAT TONY NATHAN.

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD ON JANUARY 5, 2016

AND ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD ON JANUARY 19, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Dec 03, 2015 – An exhilarating true story of determination, spiritual revival and reconciliation on and off the football field, Woodlawn comes to Digital HD on January 5, 2016 and Blu-ray combo pack and DVD on January 19, 2016.

Pure Flix, the leading independent faith film studio, will release Woodlawn on Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD into the general consumer market with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Extras include over an hour of behind-the-scenes bonus features, including deleted scenes and a revealing documentary, giving viewers a seat at the 50-yard-line for this transformative film.

In a moving and inspirational retelling of a real event, love and unity overcome hatred and violence in a newly desegregated Birmingham, Alabama high school in the early 1970s.  Woodlawn chronicles the life of high school athlete and future NFL superstar Tony Nathan (Caleb Castille), who is set on the path to gridiron greatness by hard-driving coach Tandy Gerelds (Nic Bishop).

Woodlawn stars Sean Astin (RudyThe Lord of the Rings trilogy), Nic Bishop (“Covert Affairs,” “Body of Proof”), newcomer Caleb Castille, C. Thomas Howell (The OutsidersRed Dawn), Sherri Shepherd (“The View,” Precious) and Academy Award®-winner Jon Voight (Coming HomeAli) as legendary football coach Bear Bryant. The film is directed by the Erwin Brothers (Moms’ Night OutOctober Baby) from a script by Jon Erwin and Quinton Peeples (“11.22.63,” “Unforgettable”).   Executive producers include Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

Woodlawn is the story about the redemption of a cynic through a reluctant hero with the influence of an unabashed optimist,” director Andrew Erwin says. “These three men mixed together in the midst of this spiritual awakening in the early ’70s called the Jesus Movement. Something special happened, and a city healed.”

The film takes place in 1973 after a government-mandated desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama, where students are living in a city that erupts with cross burnings and riots. But a spiritual awakening has captured the heart of nearly every player on Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School football team, under the guidance of newly changed Coach Tandy Gerelds (Nic Bishop) and a Chaplain Hank (Sean Astin).

The team’s dedication to love and unity leads to the best-attended high-school game ever played and the rise of superstar Tony Nathan (Caleb Castille), who would go on to become a formidable running back for the Miami Dolphins.

A faith-based drama with a modern-day purpose and explosive sports action, Woodlawn had James Ward of the Chicago Sun Times proclaiming “The football scenes are shot with a ferocious speed and power, putting audiences on the field as the high- school players hurl themselves at each other like teenage missiles.”

Woodlawn, distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment in conjunction with Provident Films, stars Sean Astin (Rudy, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mom’s Night Out), Nic Bishop (Covert AffairsBody of Proof), Caleb Castille (in his feature film debut), C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, Red Dawn) Sherri Shepherd (The ViewPrecious) and Academy Award®-winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, Ali, National Treasure). It is directed by The Erwin Brothers (October BabyMom’s Night Out) from a script by Jon Erwin and Quinton Peeples and is produced by Kevin Downes (Faith of Our Fathers, Courageous).

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-rayTM

  • Production Diaries

BLU-RAYTM and DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • The True Story of Woodlawn
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes


For artwork, please log onto 
www.woodlawnmovie.com


FILMMAKERS

Cast: Sean Astin, Nic Bishop, Caleb Castille, Sherri Shepherd, C. Thomas Howell, and Jon Voight

Directed By: Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin

Written By: Quinton Peeples, Jon Erwin

Produced By: Kevin Downes, Daryl Lefever

Executive Produced By: Roma Downey, Mark Burnett, Michael Catt

Director of Photography: Kristopher S. Kimlin

Production Designer: Jaymes Hinkle

Edited By: Brent McCorkle, Andrew Erwin

Costume Design By: Anna Redmon

Music By: Paul Mills


TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:

Street Date: January 19, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Pure Flix with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Selection Number: 24176494

Layers: BD-50

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: PG for thematic elements including some racial tensions/violence

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Language/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Run Time:  2 hours, 3 minutes

BD- UPC    853417006086   P/N PFEGEN086


TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:

Street Date: January 19, 2016

Copyright: 2016 Pure Flix with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Selection Number: 24176493

Layers: Dual

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen

Rating: PG for thematic elements including some racial tensions/violence

Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1

DVD- UPC 853417006079     P/N PFEGEN079

Language/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

Run Time:  2 hours, 3 minutes


About Pure Flix Entertainment

Founded in 2005 by Michael Scott, David A.R. White, Russell Wolfe and Elizabeth Travis, Pure Flix has become the largest independent faith and family studio in the world. Their recent releases include God’s Not DeadDo You Believe?, Woodlawn and the upcoming God’s Not Dead 2.

With offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, Pure Flix has produced, acquired, marketed and distributed nearly 100 faith and family-friendly properties. Aligned with their mission to transform the human spirit through values-based entertainment, Pure Flix is the industry leader in creating high-quality inspirational feature film content.

Their official web site is http://www.pureflix.com


About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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