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Waiting for "Superman"

Author: Lesley ChilcottBilly KimballDavis GuggenheimParamount Vantage.Participant Media.All authors
Publisher: Australia : Paramount Pictures : Universal Pictures [distributor], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A groundbreaking feature [documentary] film that provides an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. Waiting for "Superman" has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five undergraduate 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Chilcott; Billy Kimball; Davis Guggenheim; Paramount Vantage.; Participant Media.; Walden Media.; Electric Kinney (Firm)
OCLC Number: 758977022
Language Note: In English, with English Commentary (Dolby 5.1, Dolby Surround). Optional subtitles available in English, Dutch, French and Spanish. English Captions for the hearing impaired are also available.
Notes: Cataloged from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Special features: commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott ; "Changing the odds"--Featurette ; updates ; a conversation with director Davis Guggenheim ; "The future is in our classrooms" - featurette ; the making of "Shine" ; deleted scenes.
"From the Academy Award-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth"--Container.
Credits: Directed by Davis Guggenheim ; producer, Lesley Chilcott ; writers, Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball.
Cast: 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: PG - Parental guidance recommended for younger viewers. Note: contains low level offensive language.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-9 ; 1.78:1 aspect ratio ; 16:9 transfer ; encoded for region 4 ; PAL.
Responsibility: Paramount Vantage and Paricipant Media present in association with Walden Media an Electric Kinney Films production ; directed by Davis Guggenheim.

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"A groundbreaking feature [documentary] film that provides an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. Waiting for "Superman" has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five undergraduate 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 mum will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Waiting for "Superman" will leave a lasting and powerful impression that you will want to share with your friends and family"--Container.

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