Personal Statement



Capri Theater Sat, Apr 6, 2019 4:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Apr 7, 2019 2:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Thu, Apr 25, 2019 2:20 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Women Directors
Culture & Society
Release Year:2018
Runtime:87 min
Website:Official Website
Director:Juliane Dressner
Edwin Martinez
Executive Producer:Sandie Viquez Pedlow
Christopher Hastings
Chris White
Justine Nagan
Producer:Juliane Dressner
Beth Levison
Cinematographer:Juliane Dressner
Edwin Martinez
Editor:Edwin Martinez
Madeleine Gavin
Kent Bassett
Martha Shane
Composer:T. Griffin
Principal Cast:Enoch Jemmott
Karoline Jimenez
Christine Rodriguez


Director Julie Dressner and Special Guest 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.

Director Biography

Juliane Dressner Edwin Martinez

Juliane Dressner is a director, producer and cinematographer making her feature debut with Personal Statement. Co-director Edwin Martinez first documentary was To Be Heard (10), and he is also a professor at SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory.


"Personal Statement shows the real-life impact of the lack of guidance counselors in high schools around the country" - Burlington Free Press


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