BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Born in Royal Oak, Michigan, and native of Rochester, 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Peter Vanderkaay was honored at the advance screening of WON'T BACK DOWN on Monday, August 27th at the Emagine Theater in Royal Oak. 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie, WON'T BACK DOWN, does not open in theaters until September 28th, but this special advance screening was to honor Vanderkaay, a "Hometown Hero." This film is a powerful story of hope, courage and determination, all things Vanderkaay knows about.
About WON'T BACK DOWN:
WON'T BACK DOWN: In this powerful story (inspired by true events) of parenthood, friendship, hope and courage, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis portray determined mothers who will stop at nothing to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy and a system mired in traditional thinking, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter, Oscar Isaac, Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Lance Reddick and Ving Rhames. Directed by Daniel Barnz. (20TH CENTURY FOX) This film is not yet rated.
OPENS IN THEATRES NATIONWIDE ON SEPTEMBER 28TH.
About Peter Vanderkaay:
Born in Royal Oak, Michigan and resident of Rochester, Michigan. Graduate of the University of Michigan, and 2012 Bronze Medal Winner in the 2012 London Olympics, in swimming.
Below are some of his other achievements:
2-time USA Olympic Team Member (2004/2008)
3-time Olympic Medalist (2 Gold/1 Bronze)
5-time NCAA Champion
American Record Holder
3-time World Champion
3-time World University Games Medalist (1 Silver/2 Bronze)
7 Year Member of USA National Team
2006 Big Ten Athlete of the Year
For more information, please visit: www.petervanderkaay.com
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SOURCE Allied THA