Official Trailer for 'Night School' Doc About Adults in School in Indiana
by Alex Billington
June 2, 2017
"Here I am still trying to get my life together…" Oscilloscope Labs has debuted a trailer for Andrew Cohn's documentary Night School, about struggling adults in Indianapolis, Indiana who have decided to get their high school diploma by attending night school. The doc follows three different adults, profiling their lives and choice to return to school, as well as their struggles and daily challenges. This seems like a powerful film about the will to succeed and the belief that education can change the world. This also goes nicely with a few other recent docs about education in troubled areas, including Step and For Ahkeem. We also just featured a trailer for another school doc titled School Life, about teachers. This looks like it's definitely worth a watch.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Andrew Cohn's documentary Night School, direct from YouTube:
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. Night School is directed by award-winning filmmaker Andrew Cohn, of Medora, Chile Road, and a "30 for 30" short previously. This film first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last year, and also played at other festivals last year as well as SXSW this year. Oscilloscope Labs will release Night School in select theaters starting June 9th this summer. Visit the official website for more. Interested in seeing this?
Education gives us all a structure, says one of my friends...
shiboleth on Jun 2, 2017
Discipline Equals Freedom.
DAVIDPD on Jun 2, 2017
Quite the opposite. Whether you educate yourself or others. Discipline is derivative and narrow minded way of achieving things. Especially when it comes to education. When I say structure, I definitely wouldn't link that with discipline.In fact, discipline is everything that is opposite from freedom. Freedom gives coherence and structure, discipline gives order and control. And order and control are not what education and educating does...
shiboleth on Jun 3, 2017
Interesting way of thinking, shiboleth. I agree with your points but also think that in order to achieve education or structure, self-discipline must be implemented. Learning to make dreams reality requires the denial of many short term pleasures. That takes discipline.
DAVIDPD on Jun 5, 2017
Somewhere down deep within your argument, I might be finding an agreement with you David. Of course, people need to stick to their ideas and dreams of life, but discipline is not something I would recommend to anyone for achieving it. Discipline reminds of army, of course, but also is some kind of reductionist view on possibilities of human endeavors. Yes, to have focus on important things is vital, but one has to have more than a discipline to get it. True, I don't have an exact example of alternative or opposite word to discipline, but it could be many things: having focus, having determination, having will to endure ... and so on. All that is better than discipline since it keeps horizons open. To achieve something, one needs more than self-control and discipline since there's something limiting inscribed in those... Whenever one comes close to the education, that always becomes an obvious thing ...
shiboleth on Jun 6, 2017
Right, so I guess we agree.
DAVIDPD on Jun 6, 2017
Mostly, yes ... Cheers ...
shiboleth on Jun 7, 2017
DAVIDPD on Jun 7, 2017
The lessons you learn by committing yourself to anything are greater than any amount of money or power.
DAVIDPD on Jun 2, 2017
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