September 22, 2010: Running from September 29 to October 3, the San Diego Film Festival's mission is to celebrate the art & power of film by creating unique, interactive, memorable film-going experiences. This year, the Festival nabbed Waiting for "Superman," a film that raises awareness about the problems of the U.S. education system by following a handful of kids whose education is hindered because of the system. From the director of An Inconvenient Truth, the film shows that rather than encouraging academic growth, our system inhibits it; thus, putting our children's future in peril. This moving documentary shows that a desperate call-to-action needs to take place in order to save the millions of children whose hopes, dreams, and untapped potential are all at stake.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim is scheduled to attend the Festival's showing, which is at 7:30 p.m. on October 1 at the Gaslamp Theatre (701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101). After the film, Guggenheim will answer questions during a session moderated by Christa Coleman, the school leader from KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy. A KIPP school in Los Angeles is featured in "Superman."
CCSA has partnered with the San Diego Film Festival to offer charter school supporters discounts on the festival's many offerings. Festival passes are on sale now; use the discount code "calcharters" to save at the online box office on Friday Day Passes and All-Access Passes. Tickets to individual film screenings are also now on sale, and can be purchased directly from the Festival's Waiting for "Superman" page. We hope to see you there!