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Video: Canada '74, Serwer '81 Appear in Much-Anticipated Waiting for 'Superman,' Wall Street Sequel

Story posted September 24, 2010

Geoffrey Canada '74 and Andy Serwer '81 are in two of the season's most-anticipated films, both of which open in theaters across the country Friday, Sept. 24 — Canada, in Waiting for "Superman"; Serwer, in a cameo in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Geoffrey Canada '74 in Waiting for "Superman"

Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, figures prominently in Waiting for "Superman," a documentary examining the state of public education in America.

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Geoffrey Canada '74

It's directed by Davis Guggenheim, best known for An Inconvenient Truth, the documentary about Vice President Al Gore's campaign to raise awareness about global warming.

The film has gotten a lot of attention in the days and weeks leading up to its release.

Of Canada's participation, New York magazine writes, "Among the reformers in 'Superman,' Canada emerges as the brightest star: His blend of intelligence, charisma, and moral urgency is impossible to resist."

Andy Serwer '81 in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

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Andy Serwer '81

Serwer's character in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the sequel to the archetypal portrayal of 1980s "greed is good" excess, fits him to a T.

As well it should; Serwer plays himself.

"We have a CNBC-type television program scene, and it's me and Ron Insana and Vince Farrell, who is a money manager who is often on CNBC," says Serwer in the latest issue of Bowdoin magazine.

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