School Life (2017)

“School Life” (Ireland/Spain, 2017, 100 minutes)

This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers at Headfort, the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland and housed in a Hogwarts-like estate.

For John, rock music is just another subject alongside math, 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: retirement.

Sundance nominee; winner at San Francisco International Film Festival.

Sponsored by the Hensinger Study Group