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The Resource 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, (DVD)

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, (DVD)

Label
Waiting for "Superman"
Title
Waiting for "Superman"
Statement of responsibility
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
Contributor
Composer
Director
Director of photography
Film editor
Interviewee
Performer
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"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
Awards note
Winner, Best Documentary, National Board of Review ; Winner, 2010 Audience Award, U.S. Documentary, Sundance Film Festival.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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
Dewey number
370.973
Intended audience
  • English or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned
  • MPAA rating: PG; some thematic material, mild language, and incidental smoking
LC call number
LA212
LC item number
.W35 2011
PerformerNote
Bill Strickland, Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee, Randi Weingarten
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Guggenheim, Davis,
  • Kimball, Billy,
  • Chilcott, Lesley,
  • Strickland, Bill
  • Canada, Geoffrey,
  • Rhee, Michelle,
  • Weingarten, Randi,
  • Roland, Erich,
  • Richman, Bob,
  • Finton, Greg,
  • Cassidy, Jay,
  • Roberts, Kim,
  • Beck, Christophe
  • Legend, John,
  • Paramount Vantage
  • Participant Media
  • Walden Media
  • Electric Kinney Films
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
111
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Educational accountability
  • Education
  • Education
  • School improvement programs
  • Educational equalization
  • Public schools
  • Educación
  • Videodiscs
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Isbn
9781415757222
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363565048
  • 097363565055
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
35650
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn692818642
  • (OCoLC)692818642
  • 1238872
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
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, (DVD)
Publication
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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Isbn
9781415757222
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097363565048
  • 097363565055
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Publisher number
35650
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn692818642
  • (OCoLC)692818642
  • 1238872
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1
Video recording format
DVD

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