Join Bertha Dochouse for this special screening of School Life (formerly titled In Loco Parentis).
Includes a Q&A with directors Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane
Dir: Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane
Ireland / Spain / 2016 / 99mins
"The most adorable documentary that Frederick Wiseman never made" - Indiwire
A year in the life of a boarding school in Ireland following two passionate and progressive teachers as they start to ponder retirement. John and Amanda Leyden have taught at Headfort school for over 45 years and each have their own approach to education. John sees music as a gateway to expression for the kids, supporting the school rock band to find their own voices while Amanda makes her connection through books, guiding her students on literary expeditions with a sense of awe.
Their anarchic and joyous school is the backdrop for this charming and warm portrait of their unique world, shaping the minds of the next generation and discovering that leaving is the hardest lesson to learn.
School Life will be screening daily from Friday 13th October at Bertha Dochouse.