Photo Gallery: 'Won't Back Down' with Director Daniel Barnz

The KCET Cinema Series continued on Tuesday, September 18th, with a screening of "Won't Back Down," a film about two mother's fight against their kid's failing school. The film was followed by a Q&A led by host Pete Hammond with director Daniel Barnz.

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About the film:

The film is a mix of hot policy debate bringing to light the controversial California "parent trigger laws" and old-fashioned screen drama directed by Daniel Barnz. Two determined mothers, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Oscar-nominated Viola Davis ("The Help"), look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education of their children.

Pictures taken at the screening:

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Photos by Anna Nersesyan .


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Audio Q&A: 'Won't Back Down' with Director Daniel Barnz