Running time: 103 mins
Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine writes and directs this courtroom drama about a mother’s struggle against the child-welfare system. Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace) plays Sara Diaz, a mother fighting for custody of her children after a rather innocuous accident involving her young son prompts a child-welfare inquiry. Adding to the complexity of the situation, Judge Schulman (Academy Award®-winner Viola Davis) is under pressure to handle the case with the utmost caution, and Diaz’s defender, Ally Fisher (Hayden Panettiere), is a privileged and woefully unprepared recent graduate. The stories of these three women collide as the court determines whether or not Diaz is fit to care for her children.