Oscar as Michael Perry

Directed by: Daniel Barnz
Written by: Daniel Barnz, Brin Hill
Produced by: Mark Johnson
Production year: 2011
Original release: September 28, 2012 (USA)
Running time: 2 hours, 1 minute
Other cast: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter
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Jamie Fitzpatrick (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Nona Alberts (Viola Davis) are two women from opposites sides of the social and economic track, but they have one thing in common: a mission to fix their community’s broken school and ensure a bright future for their children. The two women refuse to let any obstacles stand in their way as they battle a bureaucracy that’s hopelessly mired in traditional thinking, and they seek to re-energize a faculty that has lost its passion for teaching.