Night School: Andrew Cohn’s Docu

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Andrew Cohn’s documentary, Night School.

The film had its premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Fest.

Oscilloscope will open the film theatrically on June 9 at the IFC Center in New York, with national expansion in the following weeks.

Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. Victims of circumstance and a broken system, Greg, Melissa, and Shynika are optimistic that they don’t need to be on the wrong side of statistics.

Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn’s documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many Americans as they strive to improve their lives in the face of adversity.

About the acquisition, filmmaker Andrew Cohn said, “We’re excited to partner with the great folks at Oscilloscope to bring these timely and important stories to a broader audience. Throughout their history of supporting independent documentaries, they’ve had an enormous impact and elicited so many crucial conversations. Each day, millions of everyday Americans are overcoming incredible odds and circumstances, often with little recognition or fanfare. We’re happy to shed a light on these folks’ individual journeys, and put into focus the difficulties of pulling oneself out of poverty.”

O-Scope’s Dan Berger said, “Now more than ever it’s so important that we tell stories such as Greg’s, Melissa’s, and Shynika’s. Through this microcosm, Andrew’s docu captures a much larger narrative,  one that tells the story of millions and millions of people everyday. People whose stories need to be told because that telling really has the ability to elicit positive change.”

The film was produced by Steve Bannatyne, Jason Orans, Andrew Cohn, Zachary Shields, and Pamela Ryan.