WAITING FOR SUPERMAN
Davis Guggenheim gives the nation’s public-school system an F in his new documentary. The film merits an A for starting a dialogue, though whether it will have any impact beyond that depends on how those with the power and insight to effect change respond to it. When focusing on the stories of five children who are trying to escape the system, Guggenheim scores in revealing the human face behind the problem. But he clutters the film with so many facts, figures, and characters that you’re left with a mulligan stew of educational ingredients that is hard to digest. Rated PG. 102 minutes. Regal DeVargas, Santa Fe.