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PBS Broadcast
October 8, 2019 @ 8/7 c
 
Streaming:
10/8–10/17 @ bit.ly/ARF_S6_PStmt
Previous broadcasts:
October 23, 2018
January 8, 2019
June 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

PERSONAL STATEMENT is a co-production of

Reify Films, Hazel Pictures, WGBH/WORLD Channel and  American Documentary Inc./

America ReFramed in association with

Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)

with major funding provided by

the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Additional support has been provided by  

Chasing the Dream:

Poverty and Opportunity in America,

a public media initiative from WNET in New York.

FESTIVALS

AFI DOCS 2018

Opening Night Film - World Premiere

June 13 at The Newseum

Washington, DC

Here is a video of the panel discussion that followed our screening at AFI DOCS:

The audience responds with a standing ovation!!!

Black Harvest Film Festival
Chicago, IL
Selected for
BEST OF BLACK HARVEST
AUGUST 17 & 19, 2018
Directors Juliane Dressner and Edwin Martinez appeared for audience discussion at both screenings with cast members Karoline Jiménez, Christine Rodríguez, and Enoch Jemmott.
Middlebury New Filmmakers
Film Festival
Middlebury, VT
OPENING NIGHT FILM
AUGUST 23, 2018
Honorable Mention - Best Feature Documentary
Port Townsend Film Festival
Port Townsend, WA
SEPTEMBER 21 & 23, 2018
​​OCTOBER 1 & 13, 2018
Doctober
Bellingham, WA
GlobeDocs Film Festival
Boston, MA

​OCTOBER 11, 2018

Guests: Director Juliane Dressner, EP Chris Hastings, and Subject, Enoch Jemmott

Woodstock Film Festival
Woodstock, NY
​OCTOBER 12 & 13, 2018

Honorable Mention - Best Feature Documentary

Q&A Attendees: Juliane Dressner and Enoch Jemmott

Margaret Mead Film Festival
The American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY
SPECIAL SCREENING
OCTOBER 20, 2018
NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE

Directors, Producers and Protagonists in Attendance

 

Hot Springs Documentary

Film Festival

OCTOBER 23, 2018 | 9:00 AM

Click here to watch a video of the Steps-to-College Workshop that 300 students participated in after the screening.  

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Milwaukee Film Festival
Milwaukee, WI
Saturday Oct. 27 5:30 pm 
Monday Oct. 29 6:30 pm
Thursday November 1 1pm
 Big Apple Film Festival
New York, NY
 
WINNER
Best Documentary Feature

NOVEMBER 2, 2018 | 6:15 PM

St. Louis International
Film Festival
St. Louis, MO

NOVEMBER 9, 2018

SXSW EDU
Alamo Ritz
Austin, TX
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
7:00-9:00 PM
320 E 6th St.
Panelists:

Christine Rodriguez, Juliane Dressner, Naderia Hartly (Texas School Counseling Association), and Steve Bambaugh (College Board)

Moderator:

Liz Willen (Executive Editor for the Hechinger Report)

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 

 

Saturday April 6th @ 4pm @ Capri Theater; 
Sunday April 7th 2pm @ St. Anthony Main Theatre

 

NAMED BEST OF FEST!!!

Additional screening added for 

Best of Fest: 

Thursday April 25 @ 2:20pm

@ St. Anthony Main Theater
 

DIRECTOR JULIE DRESSNER AND FILM SUBJECT ENOCH JEMMOTT ATTENDING!

Documentary filmmakers Juliane Dressner and Edwin Martinez shine a light on the story of a group of high school seniors serving as peer mentors. Karoline, Christine and Enoch balance their own college applications with their passion to help others, even as the reality of college remains shrouded in unknowns. Uplifting and eye-opening, Personal Statement follows both the interior journey of the three students as well as the broader issues facing young people today–economic disparity, lack of opportunities and the daily struggle to make sense of the college application process itself. As the graduating class takes their first steps toward both planned and unplanned futures, it becomes clear that the film is as much about the uncertainties of growing up as it is the strength of the young people taking the future into their own hands.

Southern Circuit  of Independent Filmmakers
Winston-Salem, NC
Southern Circuit 
of Independent Filmmakers
Monroe, NC
Monday, April 22, 2019
6:30 PM
a/perture Cinema
311 West Fourth Street

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Tuesday, April 23 2019
 5:00 PM
Union County Arts Council/Wingate University
120 N Main Street
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JDIFF IN THE COMMUNITY - SPECIAL SCREENING

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

1:30 PM  4:00 PM

Holiday Inn, Blue Moon Room - 450 Main St. Dubuque, Iowa

Karoline and Enoch, two of the film's stars,

along with local representatives,

will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.

More info here.

Julien Dubuque International

Film Festival

Dubuque, Iowa

Wednesday Nov. 6, 2019 - 10:45 am (Davis 1)

Thursday Nov. 7, 2019 - 11:45 am (Logan Center Perf.)

Friday Nov. 8, 2019 - 1:30 pm (Facets 2)

Tickets

Deep Focus Film Festival

Monday, October 14, 2019 @ 5 pm

790 METROPOLITAN AVE, BROOKLYN, NY

 

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

6:30 - 9:30pm

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center

123 High Street

Dedham, MA 02026

 

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