Formerly titled: IN LOCO PARENTIS
A film by Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane
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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?
“A REAL JOY”
– Christopher Campbell, Nonfics
“It’s hard not to be moved. A gentle but keen-eyed documentary.”
– Guy Lodge, Variety
“A DELIGHTFUL CROWD-PLEASER. An irresistibly admiring portrait.”
– Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
“FINDS POETRY IN THE RAW NATURE OF EDUCATION.
The most adorable documentary that Frederick Wiseman never made”
– David Erlich, IndieWire
“JOYOUS AND HUMANE. A moving, heartwarming look at youth, thoughtful disclosure, and the emotional and intellectual power of artistic endeavors.”
– Gary Garrison, The Playlist
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