Waiting for "Superman"
"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 be...
|Main Author:||Beck, Christophe, 1972- (Composer)|
|Corporate Author:||Paramount Vantage., Participant Media., Walden Media., Electric Kinney (Firm), Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)|
|Other Authors:||Guggenheim, Davis. (Director), Kimball, Billy. (Screenwriter), Chilcott, Lesley. (Producer), Strickland, Bill, 1947-, Roland, Erich. (Cinematographer), Richman, Bob. (Cinematographer), Finton, Greg. (Film editor), Cassidy, Jay. (Film editor), Roberts, Kim. (Film editor), Legend, John. (Performer)|
Hollywood, Calif. :
Paramount Home Entertainment,
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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.
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: 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.
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
MPAA rating: PG; some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking.
Winner, Best Documentary, National Board of Review ; Winner, 2010 Audience Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.
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.
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