Night School

Three low-income adults pursue their high-school diplomas shedding light on systemic barriers to education

2016 | Running Time: 85 minutes | Rating: NR

Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. NIGHT SCHOOL follows three adult students — Greg, Melissa and Shynika — living in the city’s more impoverished neighborhoods as they attempt to earn their diplomas while juggling other difficult responsibilities and realities. Through their stories, the filmmakers explore the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low-income Americans, including unjust minimum wage and working conditions, arbitrary legal hindrances, and race and gender inequality. For these adult learners, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. NIGHT SCHOOL premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Filmmakers: Andrew Cohn, Director/Producer; Steve Bannatyne, Producer; Jason Orans, Producer; Pamela Ryan, Producer; Zachary Shields, Producer

BendFilm Festival 2016: Best Directing
Heartland Film Festival 2016: Documentary Feature, Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature
Indiana Film Journalists Association 2016: Hoosier Award

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Tags: Education, Socioeconomic Inequality, Family Relationships, Race and Ethnicity