"OYLER," a documentary film by Amy Scott, will have its world premiere on Friday, May 22, at Mount St. Joseph University Theatre in Cincinnati, Ohio. Based on the Gracie Award-‐winning Marketplace series “One School, One Year,” OYLER tells the story of a Cincinnati public school fighting to break the cycle of poverty in its Urban Appalachian neighborhood, where senior Raven Gribbins aims to be the first in her troubled family to graduate and go to college. When long-time Principal Craig Hockenberry’s job is threatened, it becomes clear it’s a make-or-break year for both of them. Hockenberry is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph University.
WHAT: "OYLER" documentary premiere
WHEN: Friday, May 22, 2015, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Mount St. Joseph University Theatre
5701 Delhi Road Cincinnati, OH 45233
An hour-long documentary produced in association with American Public Media’s Marketplace, "Oyler" tells a gripping story of individuals fighting for change in a unique American community, but it also takes on one of our country’s most pressing challenges – the persistent achievement gap between low-income students and their more affluent peers. Roughly half of the children in U.S. public schools today come from low-income families. Oyler School’s approach – combining academic, health, and social services under one roof – is catching on around the country. But does it work? At a time of growing inequality in our society, "OYLER" is a vital contribution the national conversation about how to fix – and assess – our ailing public schools.
Tickets can be purchased online at missiontix.com.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the filmmakers and special guests.
Director and Marketplace education correspondent Amy Scott is available for interviews. To learn more, call 718-812-1414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.