October 15 2010
Today (10/15/10), the somewhat controversial film "Waiting For Superman" opens in Milwaukee and nationwide. The film was screened at The Oriental Theatre during the Milwaukee Film Festival and was completely sold out. The documentary was directed by Davis Guggenheim, who also directed Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth". The film examines state of public education in this country. Check out this report on the film from CBS.
If you pledge to see the film and sign up for updates from the film's website, you will get a $5 gift card to spend on a classroom project via donarchoose.org. The campaign has already helped 1,400 classrooms. In addition to gift card, you will a get a free download of John Legend and The Roots song "Shine" if you purchase tickets via the "Waiting For Superman" website.
The film is playing at The Oriental Theatre. The times for today are: 11:45am, 2:15pm, 4:40pm, 7:15pm, 9:45pm.
Here is report from The New York Post on the film.