“Hollywood director Jon Erwin is “absolutely stunned” by the reaction to his new film “Woodlawn,” saying that he’s seen hundreds of teenagers flock to the front of church sanctuaries to accept Jesus and commit themselves to spreading love in their schools and communities.
“Woodlawn,” a feature film about one of the last high schools to integrate in Birmingham, Alabama, back in the 1970s, brought in $4.1 million during its opening run this past weekend, coming in ninth place overall, according to numbers available on Monday morning.
Directed by Erwin and his brother Andy Erwin, it’s a movie that is based on a true story — one that carries with it a powerful message about faith, perseverance and reconciliation…
“Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama … was destined to close its doors because of violence from forced immigration, and nothing could really fix this problem of hatred and prejudice,” the filmmaker said, noting that a “spiritual awakening” among members of the school’s football team changed all that. “In one night the entire team gave their lives to Christ.”