“Waiting for ‘Superman'” opens, producers pledge to give back

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Davis Guggenheim’s searing education documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman’” opens in limited release today ahead of a nationwide expansion next month. But those who buy a ticket to the film this weekend will make an extra contribution … at no extra cost.

Paramount Pictures, Participant Media and Walden Media announced that every person who purchases a ticket this weekend will receive a $15 gift code to give to the classroom of their choice on the Web site DonorsChoose.org. In addition, those who pledge to see the film on www.WaitingForSuperman.com will get a $5 gift code to give to a classroom.

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” examines the crisis of public education in the United States through multiple interlocking stories. Designed to start a national conversation, the movie and corresponding “Take the Pledge” campaign aim to inspire everyone to create innovative and long-term solutions to help change the course of our kids’ lives for the better.

The film will be in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles today, before expanding nationwide in October.

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