Waiting for "Superman"

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Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2011].
Blu-ray edition.
1415757593, 9781415757598
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1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 


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West Warwick - MoviesBLU-RAY 370.973 WAIChecked OutJuly 8, 2024


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Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2011].
Blu-ray edition.
1415757593, 9781415757598


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: 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
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.
Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten.
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.
Target Audience
Rating: PG; for some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking.
System Details
Blu-ray Disc; DTS-HD Master Audio (English), Dolby digital 5.1 (Spanish); Widescreen; requires Blu-ray player.
English or Spanish dialogue with optional Spanish, English, French or Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned.
National Board of Review, 2010 : Winner, best documentary.
Sundance Film Festival, 2010 : Audience award; best documentary.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Guggenheim, D., Kimball, B., Chilcott, L., Strickland, B., Canada, G., Rhee, M., Weingarten, R., Roland, E., Richman, B., Finton, G., Cassidy, J., Roberts, K., Beck, C., & Legend, J. (2011). Waiting for "Superman" (Blu-ray edition.). 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" Blu-ray edition., Paramount Home Entertainment, 2011.

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