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What's it called? 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.
Who published it? Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.
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 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  370.973 Wai  AVAILABLE
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  370.973 Wai  AVAILABLE
What's it like? 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Special stuff to know! DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Helpful notes! Includes optional Spanish language track and optional English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned.
Performers! 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.
Helpful notes! Videodisc release of the 2010 motion picture.
Who'd like this? Rated PG.
What's it about? 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.
Helpful notes! 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.
Awards! Winner, Best Documentary, National Board of Review ; Winner, 2010 Audience Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.
Helpful subjects! Education -- United States.
Public schools -- United States.
It's a special thing! Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
More people who helped! Guggenheim, Davis. Author of screenplay. Director.
Kimball, Billy. Author of screenplay.
Chilcott, Lesley. Producer.
Strickland, Bill.
Canada, Geoffrey.
Rhee, Michelle.
Weingarten, Randi.
Beck, Christophe, 1972-
Paramount Vantage.
Participant Media.
Walden Media.
Electric Kinney (Firm)
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Special numbers! 1415757224
9781415757222
097363565048
097363565055
Special numbers! 35650 Paramount Home Entertainment
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