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Waiting for "Superman" / 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.

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  • ISBN: 1415757224
  • ISBN: 9781415757222
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.

Content descriptions

General 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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: 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.
Participant or Performer Note: Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
Summary, etc.: "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.
System Details Note: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note: English or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Awards Note: Winner, Best Documentary, National Board of Review ; Winner, 2010 Audience Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.
Subject: 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.

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