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Local Screening for Charming Boarding School Film


Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 13/03/2017. Local Screening for Charming Boarding School FilmTags: Parenting


Press Release:
A NEW feel-good film that celebrates great teaching in Ireland’s last remaining primary boarding school, is currently being screened at selected cinemas across Ireland.

In Loco Parentis takes a heart-warming look at the lives of two soon-to-be-retired teachers whose passion and idiosyncratic teaching styles inspire and challenge the young students in their care at Headfort School in Kells, Co Meath.

Filmmakers, by Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane  spent the past four years working on this unique film which draws audiences into the topsy turvy world of Headfort with its woodland forts, rock music, & Shakespeare. In this magical Hogwart’s like school, happiness is key and children are taught to think for themselves
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At the  heart of the school  are the passionate and oddball teaching couple, John and Amanda Leyden, who live on the grounds and have been shaping thousands of minds with their unorthodox teaching styles for almost half a century.

“We literally went back to school and the biggest lesson we learned is that education can be as much about play and discovery and fun. When a child is happy, all sorts of magic will happen,” explains director, Neasa Ní Chianáin.

Critics at some of the world’s top documentary film festivals including Sundance, have variously described the film  as  ‘engaging’, ‘uplifting’, ‘delightful’, ‘compelling’, ‘magical’ and ‘utterly charming’.
Since opening here, the film has been delighting Irish audiences of all ages.

In Loco Parentis is currently being screened at cinemas in Dublin, Louth, Meath, Cork, Limerick, Galway & Donegal.

Visit our website In Loco Parentis for screening details. Facebook In Loco Parentis Doc. Twitter at @locoParentisDoc.


Comments

David Rane

(13/03/2017 23:44)


Last few days of screenings, so please try and make it. In Loco Parentis screens until Thursday this week only in Dublin Rathmines, Cork, Limerick and Dundalk Omniplex Cinemas at 6.30pm nightly,
in Galway's Eye Cinema at 7pm nightly
in Century Cinemas, Letterkenny at 4pm and 6.15pm daily
in Eclipse Cinemas, Bundoran and Lifford twice daily,
and in Solstice Arts Centre, Navan over the St Patrick's weekend (Thurs 16th 7.30pm, Sat 18th 4pm and 7.30pm, and Sun 19th 4pm and 7.30pm)

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