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CCOM Symposium

Andrew Cohn Presents Night School

Monday, February 20  |  7:00–9:30 PM  |  Schrott Center  |  BCR Credit

Co-sponsored by the Heartland Film Festival in collaboration with the Butler University College of Education

Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. For adult learners Greg, Melissa and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn’s absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low income Americans.

More about the Filmmaker:

Andrew Cohn is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and screenwriter living in New York. His most recent film, Night School, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was supported by a MacArthur Grant. He is the Director of the documentary Kid Danny for ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series. His first film, Medora, went on to win an Emmy for PBS’ Independent Lens series. He is currently directing a concert documentary about famed-Detroit rapper Danny Brown, entitled Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic.