FILM: School Life

Showtimes: Tuesday, October 3
$12 public | $10 members

Neasa Ní Chianáin ’s In Loco Parentis (SCHOOL LIFE) brings us inside the walls of an Irish boarding school — and into the world of an Enid Blyton or Harry Potter novel.

This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Housed in an 18th century estate, school life embraces tradition and modernity. For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. For his wife Amanda, the key to connecting with children is the book, and she uses all means to snare the young minds. For nearly half a century these two have shaped thousands of minds, but now the unthinkable looms: what would retirement mean? What will keep them young if they leave? .

Directors: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane

Writers: Etienne Essery (script and story consultant), Neasa Ní Chianáin

Release Date: 8 September 2017

Runtime: 99 min

Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language, and smoking)