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Waiting for "Superman" [videorecording] / 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
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2011
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 Videos/2nd Flr  LB2806.22 .W3511 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Educational accountability -- Law and legislation -- United States
Education -- Standards -- United States
Education -- United States -- Evaluation
School improvement programs -- United States
Educational equalization -- United States
Public schools -- United States
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Language English or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned
Performer/Participant Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten
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
Note 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
Summary 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
Note MPAA rating: PG; some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking
Awards Winner, Best Documentary, National Board of Review ; Winner, 2010 Audience Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival
Alternate Author Guggenheim, Davis
Kimball, Billy
Strickland, Bill
Canada, Geoffrey
Rhee, Michelle
Weingarten, Randi
Paramount Vantage
Participant Media
Walden Media
Electric Kinney Films
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)

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