The movie “Woodlawn” opens October 16 in theaters nationwide, telling the true story of how love and unity overcame hate and division in the early 1970s in Birmingham, Alabama. The story follows football player Tony Nathan and fellow African-American students as they struggled for acceptance after the integration of Woodlawn High School in 1973.
The movie, directed and produced by Jon Erwin and Andrew Erwin, includes the work of several Cedarville University graduates. The Erwin brothers also produced “Moms’ Night Out” and “October Baby.”
Parker Adams and his wife, Kara (West) Adams, both 2014 graduates of Cedarville, along with Ben Bailey, a 2009 graduate, worked on the film in a variety of production and post-production roles. Parker Adams handled special effects, Kara Adams marketed the movie and Bailey edited the film. Each graduate credits their time at Cedarville University with developing their professional skills and strengthening their Christian faith.
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Weinstein, Mark D., "Love Triumphs over Racism in Woodlawn" (2015). News Releases. 196.