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"Superman" maker lauds Colorado’s school progress

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post Film Critic

EAST HAMPTON, NY - OCTOBER 09: Director Davis Guggenheim attends the premiere of "Waiting for a Superman" during the 18th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival at Guild Hall on October 9, 2010 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Davis Guggenheim

“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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