09/21/2010 01:16 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

'Waiting For Superman' Premieres In LA

Waiting For Superman, a documentary about fixing the public school system in the United States, premiered in LA at the Paramount Theater last night. Director Davis Guggenheim (he also directed An Inconvenient Truth) and wife Elisabeth Shue were there, as well as Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and actress/education advocate Cheryl Hines.

The film opens in New York CIty and Los Angeles this Friday, September 24.

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USC's neon tommy on Waiting For Superman:

This provocative film follows a number of students and their families across America exposing the weaknesses of the current public education system and presenting solutions. The film, backed by Participant Media, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Below are neon tommy's interviews with the filmmakers at the premiere.