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Posted on July 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MNFF Juliane Dressner headshot.jpg
DIRECTOR JULIANE DRESSNER will attend the opening night screening of her documentary "Personal Statement" on August 23.

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival has selected the inspiring documentary “Personal Statement” as its Opening Night film for the 4th Annual Festival, screening on Aug. 23, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

“Personal Statement” is a feature length, beautifully realized documentary that follows New York City students Karoline, Christine and Enoch through their high school senior year and into college. In the absence of adequate access to professional counseling, these young leaders work tirelessly as peer college counselors to create better futures for themselves and their classmates. They struggle and they stumble, but refuse to succumb to the daunting barriers that prevent so many low-income students from attending and graduating from college.

Director Juliane Dressner and Executive Producer Beth Levison (an MNFF alum from 2017 with “32 Pills: My Sister’s Suicide”) will attend Opening Night along with very special guests. They will participate in an on-stage event following the screening, hosted by MNFF Artistic Director Jay Craven.

Tickets to Opening Night are sold separately from Festival Passes and are available at middfilmfest.org/ticket-sales, and through the Town Hall Theater Box Office at (802)-382-9222.

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