Waiting for "Superman"
(DVD)

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Published
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.
ISBN
1415757224, 9781415757222
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (111 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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Published
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.
Format
DVD
Language
English
ISBN
1415757224, 9781415757222
UPC
097363565048, 097363565055

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
General Note
Companion book: Waiting for "Superman" : how we can save America's failing public schools / edited by Karl Weber.
General Note
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
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.
Participants/Performers
Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
Description
"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
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language
English or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Awards
Winner, Best Documentary, National Board of Review ; Winner, 2010 Audience Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Guggenheim, D., Kimball, B., Strickland, B., Canada, G., Rhee, M., & Weingarten, R. (2011). Waiting for "Superman" . Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Davis. Guggenheim et al.. 2011. Waiting for "Superman". Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Davis. Guggenheim et al.. Waiting for "Superman" Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Guggenheim, Davis., et al. Waiting for "Superman" Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.

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