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Waiting for "Superman"

Author: Davis GuggenheimBilly KimballLesley ChilcottBill StricklandGeoffrey CanadaAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Bluray Video : Videodisc : Blu-ray disc   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provided is an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. This documentary has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college, and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Davis Guggenheim; Billy Kimball; Lesley Chilcott; Bill Strickland; Geoffrey Canada; Michelle Rhee; Randi Weingarten; Erich Roland; Bob Richman; Greg Finton; Jay Cassidy; Kim Roberts; Christophe Beck; John Legend; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm); Paramount Vantage.; Participant Media.; Walden Media.; Electric Kinney (Firm)
ISBN: 1415757593 9781415757598
OCLC Number: 692811336
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish, English, French or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Companion book: Waiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schools / edited by Karl Weber.
Special features: Four additional inspiring teacher/student stories; Changing the odds, a look at innovative programs that are changing public education; Public education updates, changes which have taken place since the making of the film; A conversation with Davis Guggenheim; The future is in our classrooms; The making of "Shine"; the film's title track by musician John Legend; commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott.
Credits: Cinematography by Erich Roland, Bob Richman ; edited by Greg Finton, Jay Cassidy, Kim Roberts ; music by Christophe Beck ; title track "Shine" written and performed by John Legend.
Cast: Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
Awards: National Board of Review, 2010 : Winner, best documentary.
Sundance Film Festival, 2010 : Audience award; best documentary.
Target Audience: Rating: PG; for some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: Blu-ray Disc; DTS-HD Master Audio (English), Dolby digital 5.1 (Spanish); Widescreen; requires Blu-ray player.
Responsibility: Paramount Vantage and Participant Media present ; in association with Walden Media ; an Electric Kinney production ; written by Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball ; produced by Lesley Chilcott ; directed by Davis Guggenheim.

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Provided is an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. This documentary has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college, and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Included are featurettes, and commentary.

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