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Waiting for "Superman"

Author: Davis GuggenheimBilly KimballLesley ChilcottGeoffrey CanadaSteve BarrAll 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: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Educational films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Interviews
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Davis Guggenheim; Billy Kimball; Lesley Chilcott; Geoffrey Canada; Steve Barr; Bill Strickland; Jay Mathews; Michelle Rhee; Jonathan Alter; Eric A Hanushek; Howard Fuller; Randi Weingarten; Lance T Izumi; Bill Gates; 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.
Credits: Edited by Greg Finton, Jay Cassidy, Kim Roberts ; cinematography by Erich Roland, Bob Richman ; music by Christophe Beck.
Performer(s): Geoffrey Canada (educator), Lester Garcia (Boyle Heights Learning Collaborative), Steve Barr (founder, Green Dot Public Schools), Bill Strickland (education reformer), Jay Mathews (education reporter, The Washington Post), Michelle Rhee (chancellor, D.C. Public Schools), Jonathan Alter (senior editor, Newsweek), Eric Hanushek (Stanford University), Howard Fuller (former superintendent, Milwaukee), Randi Weingarten (president, American Federation of Teachers), Dennis Van Roekel (president, National Education Association), Jason Kamras (Teacher Quality Control, D.C.), Lance T. Izumi (Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy), Todd Dickson (Summit Prep Public Charter School), Bill Gates (founder, Microsoft), Charles Adams (head of school, SEED).
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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