Waiting for "Superman"

    Genre
    Documentary
  • |
  • Runtime
    111 mins
  • |
  • Rated
    PG
  • |
  • Release Date
    2010
  • |
  • Countries
    USA
  • |
  • Languages
    English
  • |
DIRECTED BY:
Davis Guggenheim
WRITTEN BY:
Davis Guggenheim, Billy Kimball
CAST INCLUDES:
Jonathan Alter, Geoffrey Canada, James Carter III, The Esparza Family

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN" is a gripping examination of the current state of education in America today, from Director Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and rated 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. TIME raves, "This is more than an Important Documentary: it is engaging and, finally, enraging -- as captivating as any Superman movie, and as poignant as a child's plea for help."

SYNOPSIS

This film by director Davis Guggenheim investigates the public school system in the United States, and uncovers the many ways in which education in America has declined. Rather than relying largely on statistics and expert opinions, Guggenheim focuses on five students – Anthony, Bianca, Daisy, Emily and Francisco – portraying their own individual struggles and triumphs within problem-plagued academic settings where there are no easy solutions to the myriad issues that affect them.

Waiting for "Superman"

    Genre
    Documentary
  • |
  • Runtime
    111 mins
  • |
  • Rated
    PG
  • |
  • Release Date
    2010
  • |
  • Countries
    USA
  • |
  • Languages
    English
  • |
DIRECTED BY
Davis Guggenheim
WRITTEN BY
Davis Guggenheim, Billy Kimball
CAST INCLUDES
Jonathan Alter, Geoffrey Canada, James Carter III, The Esparza Family
Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN" is a gripping examination of the current state of education in America today, from Director Davis Guggenheim (AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and rated 90% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. TIME raves, "This is more than an Important Documentary: it is engaging and, finally, enraging -- as captivating as any Superman movie, and as poignant as a child's plea for help."

This film by director Davis Guggenheim investigates the public school system in the United States, and uncovers the many ways in which education in America has declined. Rather than relying largely on statistics and expert opinions, Guggenheim focuses on five students – Anthony, Bianca, Daisy, Emily and Francisco – portraying their own individual struggles and triumphs within problem-plagued academic settings where there are no easy solutions to the myriad issues that affect them.