Waiting for Superman (doc) @ The Flicks 1 + 2
(111 min, documentary)
As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying “drop-out factories” and “academic sinkholes,” methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems.
Waiting for Superman is magnificent, from first moment to last.
The lottery scenes near the end are perhaps the most enthralling, but it is all very good. Every American should have to see this movie.