“JOYOUS AND HUMANE” A moving, heartwarming look at youth, thoughful discourse, and the emotional and intellectual power of artistic endeavours.”

~ Gary Garrison, The Playlist

“Without a doubt, viewers will recognise a beloved figure from their own school years in the ageing and endearingly oddball teachers.”

~Fionnuala Halligan, Screen

“A DELIGHTFUL CROWD-PLEASER. An irresistibly admiring portrait.”

~ Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter

” FINDS POETRY IN THE RAW NATURE OF EDUCATION. The most adorable documentary that Frederick Wiseman never made.”

~David Erlich, Indiewire

“It’s hard not to be moved. A gentle but keen-eyed documentary.”

~ Guy Lodge, Variety

“Gentle and whimsical, with moments of rich beauty as we watch the exact instant where the light bulbs go off for pupils.”

~John Fink, The Film Stage

“A REAL JOY.”
~Christopher Campbell, Nonfics

Film Overview: School Life

Running time: 1hr 39min

Rating: PG-13 (brief strong language & smoking)

School Life (“In loco parentis”) is a feature documentary film, following a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers in 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 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?

Nearly fifty year careers are drawing to a close for the teachers who have become legends with the mantra: reading! rithmetic! rock n roll! …. but for pupil and teacher alike, leaving is the hardest lesson to learn.

“If Hogwarts was an Irish boarding school, this would be it; magical teachers in a ‘Muggle’ world”

Sarah Ahern – Fantastic Flix Programmer for the Dublin International Film Festival

Reviews and Articles

http://www.filmjournal.com/reviews/film-review-school-life

Upcoming Screenings – Australia

Cinema Season starts November 2017

6.30pm Tuesday 26th September

Educhange Film Festival

Cinema: NOVA Melbourne

380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: (03) 9347 5331

Time: 6.30pm

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2nd November

Cinema: NOVA Melbourne
380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: (03) 9347 5331

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2nd November

Cinema: State Cinema Hobart

375 Elizabeth St North Hobart TAS 7000

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2nd November

Cinema: Luna Leederville

155 Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007
Phone: (08) 9444 4056

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2nd November

Cinema: Regal Twin Boutique Arthouse  (Brisbane)

381 Honour Ave, Graceville QLD 4075
Phone: (07) 3379 1848

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2nd November

Cinema: Dendy Portside

39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007
Phone: (07) 3137 6000

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2nd November

Cinema: Dendy Canberra

Level 2, North Quarter, Canberra Centre, 148 Bunda Street
Canberra City ACT 2600
Phone: (02) 6221 8900

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2nd November

Cinema: Dendy Opera Quays

9/2 East Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9247 3800

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2nd November

Cinema: Peninsula Cinema Sorrento

26 Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943
Phone: (03) 5984 2903

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2nd November

Cinema: Peninsula Cinema Rosebud

Rosebud Parade, Rosebud VIC 3939
Phone: (03) 5981 2555

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2nd November

Cinema: TRAK, Toorak Gardens

375 Greenhill Rd, Toorak Gardens SA 5065
Phone: (08) 8332 8020

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2nd November

Cinema: Geelong Pivotonian

Moorabool St & Verner St, South Geelong VIC 3220
Phone: (03) 5222 4894

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2nd November

Cinema: Glenbrook Theatre

Ross St & Great Western Highway, Glenbrook NSW 2773
Phone: (02) 4739 4433

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2nd November

Cinema: End Credits Film Club

Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns
96 Abbott Street
Cairns, QLD 4870

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5 November 2017

Cinema: Star Court Theatre Lismore

126 Molesworth St, Lismore NSW 2480
Phone: (02) 6622 5005

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5 November 2017

Cinema: Laurieton Plaza

47 Bold St, Laurieton NSW 2443
Phone: (02) 6559 8755

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Upcoming Screenings – New Zealand

Cinema Season starts November 2017

2nd November 2017

Cinema: Rialto Cinema Newmarket

Rialto Centre 167 – 169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland 1642, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9-369 2417

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2nd November 2017

Cinema: Rialto Cinema Dunedin

11 Moray Pl, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-474 2200

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2nd November 2017

Cinema: Monterey Cinema Bridgeway

122 QUEEN ST, NORTHCOTE POINT
Phone: 09 481 0040

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2nd November 2017

Cinema: Monterey Cinema Howick

4/2 Fencible Dr, Howick, Auckland 2145, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9-532 7034

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2nd November 2017

Cinema: Monterey Cinema Tauranga

21 Devonport Rd, Tauranga, 3110, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7-577 0445

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2nd November 2017

Cinema: Metro Dunedin

Town Hall Building Moray Pl, Dunedin, 9016, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-471 9635

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2nd November 2017

Cinema: Miro Cinema Upper Hutt

8a Miro St, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
Phone: +64 4-528 8878

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2nd November 2017

Cinema: Waiheke Island Community Cinema

127-129 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa, Auckland 1081, New Zealand

Phone: +64 9-372 4240

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16th November 2017

Cinema: Picton Cinema

Picton Foreshore Picton 7220 New Zealand

Phone: +64 3-573 6030

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30th November 2017

Cinema: Hollywood Cinema Sumner

28 Marriner St, Sumner, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-326 6102

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