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Waiting for "Superman" Cover Image DVD DVD

Waiting for "Superman" [videorecording] / Paramount Vantage and Participant Media present ; written by Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball ; produced by Lesley Chilcott ; directed by Davis Guggenheim.

Strickland, Bill (Added Author). Canada, Geoffrey (Added Author). Rhee, Michelle. (Added Author). Weingarten, Randi. (Added Author). Guggenheim, Davis (Added Author). Kimball, Billy. (Added Author). Chilcott, Lesley. (Added Author). Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Paramount Vantage. (Added Author). Participant Media. (Added Author). Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten. (Cast).

Summary:

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. Included are featurettes, and commentary.

Item details

  • ISBN: 1415757224
  • ISBN: 9781415757222
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Title and credits from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Canadian Home Video rating: G.
Special features: Four additional inspiring teacher/student stories; Changing the odds, a look at innovative programs that are changing public education; Public education updates, 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; commentary by director Davis Guggenheim and producer Lesley Chilcott.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography by Erich Roland, Bob Richman ; edited by Greg Finton, Jay Cassidy, Kim Roberts ; music by Christophe Beck.
Participant or Performer Note:
Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG; some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
English or Spanish dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Education > United States
EducaciĆ³n > Estados Unidos.
Genre: Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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