Hot on the heels of a hugely successful North American Premiere at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, In Loco Parentis (School Life) will have its Irish Premiere at a special Centrepiece Gala event at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival on Monday February 20th at 8.30pm in the Light House Cinema.
There will be a second screening of this family-friendly film in the same venue on Thursday 23 February at 2pm. Director, Neasa Ní Chianáin will be present at both screenings for audience questions.
The magical In Loco Parentis (School Life) follows a year in the life of two inspirational teachers in the Hogwart’s-like Headfort School, in Kells, Co Meath, Ireland’s only boarding school for primary school aged children. Here, for almost half a century, Amanda and John Leyden’s irresistible humour, unique style and passion for teaching, has been shaping the lives of countless children.
Over three years in the making, this observational film has been enjoying rave reviews and unprecedented success for an Irish Feature Length Documentary.
Critics have variously described the film as an ‘antidote to the dark times we live in’; a film with ‘tons of charm’; ‘a delightful crowd pleaser’; and ‘a warm work of cinema vérité.’
It became the first Irish feature film to be selected for competition at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) last November and is the first Irish doc to be selected for competition at both Sundance and IDFA.
You won’t want to miss this special heart-warming experience. Tickets are selling out fast for the two screenings at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival so booking is strongly advised via the link below: