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Waiting for "Superman"

Author: Davis GuggenheimBilly KimballLesley ChilcottBill StricklandGeoffrey CanadaAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2011]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provides 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: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Educational films
Feature films
Film adaptations
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 Vantage.; Participant Media.; Walden Media.; Electric Kinney Films.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415757224 9781415757222
OCLC Number: 692818642
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Notes: Companion book: Waiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schools / edited by Karl Weber.
Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott -- Changing the odds (ca. 6 min. ; a look at innovative programs that are changing public education) -- Updates (text feature listing 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) -- deleted scenes.
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.
Performer(s): Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
Awards: Winner, Best Documentary, National Board of Review ; Winner, 2010 Audience Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG; some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking.
Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Contents: Special features: Optional audio feature commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott --
Changing the odds (ca. 6 min. ; a look at innovative programs that are changing public education) --
Updates (text feature listing 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) --
deleted scenes.
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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"Provides 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."--container.

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