DIRECTOR: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane

100% Rotten Tomatoes • 8/10IMDb

Sweet, gentle, and authentic, this film chronicling a year at an Irish boarding school is the very best kind of observational documentary: one that ends with viewers feeling they’ve met new friends.
– Joyce Slaton • Common Sense Media

Neasa Ní Chianáin’s gentle but keen-eyed documentary celebrates contemporary, constructive methods of elementary education.
– Guy Lodge • Variety

School Life ~ In Loco Parentis (original title)

PG-13 for brief strong language, and smoking.

Runtime: 1:39

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For years John and Amanda Leyden have become legends teaching Reading, ‘Rithmetic, and Rock ‘n’ Roll to young pupils at Headfort School, an enchanting 18th century Hogwarts-like boarding school in Ireland. The pace is hectic and the mood infectious as the eccentric couple works their magic in hilarious fashion on fertile young minds. But for pupil and teacher alike, there is poignancy in discovering that leaving is the hardest lesson to learn.

Tickets on sale Tuesday, October 10th online and at the Bear Tooth box office!