Director of Tribeca Film Festival’s ‘Night School’ Attending Screening, Panel

Emmy-award-winning director Andrew Cohn will join Duquesne University’s School of Education for a free screening of his highly acclaimed documentary Night School, which chronicles the challenges that three adult learners from Indianapolis face while working to earn their high school diplomas.

Night School, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, will be shown on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom at Duquesne University. It is free and open to the public.

Night School is a very provocative film that follows three adults who never graduated from high school and are now attempting to get their high school diplomas,” said Duquesne School of Education Dean Dr. Cindy Walker. “It will leave you wondering how we, as educators, can better meet the needs of all students.”

Immediately following the screening, Walker will moderate a panel discussion featuring Cohn and Duquesne University education faculty Dr. Rachel Ayieko, assistant professor in mathematics education; Dr. Temple Lovelace, associate professor of special education; and Dr. Darius Prier, assistant professor of educational foundations and leadership.

Cohn, a filmmaker and screenwriter, is the director of the documentary Kid Danny for ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 series and Medora, which won an Emmy for the PBS Independent Lens series. He is currently directing a concert documentary about famed-Detroit rapper Danny Brown, titled Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic.

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