emma’s and superman

I went to see the movie Waiting for Superman yesterday at Kendall. It was okay.  Obviously I wasn’t expecting a documentary about the failing school systems in America to be very uplifting but wow…We’re screwed.  I know, I know, take documentaries with a grain of salt.  It’s definitely a one-sided portrayal of only the negatives in public education but its hard to celebrate the good ones with so many failing aspects of the system.  I thought maybe the movie would put more emphasis on the changes that work and what needs to be done to get on the right track.  It wasn’t.  There was a lot of input from Geoffrey Canada who I’ve listened to before.  There is a great NPR episode with him talking about his work with kids in Harlem.  I think this is the episode.  Anyway.  Good movie, coulda been better, but people should still see it if they’re clueless to this major problem as I think many people are…Oh, and I’m not sure if this was specific to the Kendall theater but with the purchase of each ticket, they were giving 15$ give certificates to Donorschoose.org, A website where teachers ask for donations for supplies for their classrooms.  I picked the Harvard Kent School in Charlestown.  The special ed teacher is raising money for indoor play equipment to help entertain kids in the winter months.  http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/proposal.html?id=425012.  The gift certificate was definitely my favorite part of the movie.

After the movie we went to Emma’s Pizza – check out the padddles section on the site.  Very cute.  The place was warm and cozy and delicious and playing Bon Iver.  Got a pie with half spinach/potato/caramelized onions/rosemary sauce/goat cheese and half bacon/scallion/roasted tomato/mozzarella.  Might sound a little overwhelming but it was just right.  I’d definitely recommend it.

 

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~ by katenkennedy on November 8, 2010.

One Response to “emma’s and superman”

  1. pizza! i am so going there with you in may. ok?

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