USA, 2010, 102 min
Wed, May 05 / 6:45 / Kabuki / WAIT05K
Waiting For "Superman" is a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis of public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories—from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance to the educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a broken system. The Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary from Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim and Lesley Chilcott, the director and producers of the Academy Award–winning An Inconvenient Truth, has just been added to the Festival schedule. The film features interviews with some of the issues’ foremost experts including philanthropist Bill Gates of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, president and CEO of the Harlem Children’s Zone Geoffrey Canada, chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public schools Michelle Rhee and president of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten.