"Superman" maker lauds Colorado’s school progress
October 15, 2010
“Waiting for Superman” begins with director Davis Guggenheim driving along a Los Angeles thoroughfare, passing public schools his children won’t be attending.
He and wife Elizabeth Shue have chosen to send them to private school, a decision he acknowledges on-screen is a luxury – and a defeat.
The schools he passes, too many of them faltering or failing, will teach (or not) other people’s children.
It’s a dicey opening salvo.
“It was a hand-wringing thing,” Guggenheim admitted one snowy morning at January’s Sundance Film Festival where the vital, shattering film about the vulnerable state of American public education premiered.
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