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Waiting for "Superman"

Author: Davis GuggenheimBilly KimballLesley ChilcottGreg FintonJay CassidyAll authors
Publisher: Hollywood, California : Paramount Pictures, 2010 ©2011
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : 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: Educational films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Davis Guggenheim; Billy Kimball; Lesley Chilcott; Greg Finton; Jay Cassidy; Kim Roberts, (Motion picture editor); Erich Roland; Bob Richman; Christophe Beck; Paramount Vantage,; Participant Media,; Walden Media,; Electric Kinney Films,; Paramount Pictures Corporation,
ISBN: 1415757224 9781415757222
OCLC Number: 692818642
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue; optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010.
Special features: commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott; Changing the odds; Updates; A conversation with Davis Guggenheim; The future is in our classrooms; The making of "Shine"; deleted scenes.
Credits: Edited by Greg Finton, Jay Cassidy, Kim Roberts ; cinematography by Erich Roland, Bob Richman ; music by Christophe Beck.
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: MPAA rating: PG; for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking.
Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
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.
Other Titles: Waiting for "Superman" (Motion picture)
Waiting for "Superman" (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Paramount Vantage and Participant Media present ; in association with Walden Media ; an Electric Kinney production ; directed by Davis Guggenheim ; written by Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball ; produced by Lesley Chilcott.

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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.

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