March 21, 2018

Emmy-winning director, Andrew P. Cohn, will present his documentary film, “Night School,” at the Mayville State University Classroom Building Auditorium Wednesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. The screening of the film will be followed by a panel discussion on the movie subject. In addition, Andrew Cohn will participate in a round table discussion in the MSU Campus Center Luckasen Room from 4:30 to 5:30. The evening will wrap up with a meet and greet with Cohn from 8 to 9 p.m. in the MSU Campus Center Foyer. The public is invited to participate, and there is no charge to attend.

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. Andrew Cohn’s absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systematic roadblocks faced by many low income Americans.

In a review, the Tribeca Film Festival says, “Director Andrew Cohn observes the individual journeys of three adult students as they fight to better themselves and their situations. Each has their own personal reasons and motivations, but ultimately they have realized graduating could be a crucial stepping stone to bettering their lives. As in Cohn’s directorial debut, ‘Medora,’ the remarkable authenticity of these stories and the way in which they are woven together is both sobering and enlightening. These dynamic and empathetic characters are inspiring in their perseverance, and their small individual stories take on a larger importance in the context of the ongoing struggle for equal access to education in America.”

For more information about the event, contact Dina at One CEU of credit is available by registering. For questions about the credit, including the syllabus, contact Donalee at The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Mayville State University and supported by the MSU Education and Innovation Center.