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School Life

  • Carbon Arc Cinema 1747 Summer Street Halifax, NS, B3H 3A6 Canada (map)

dir. Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane / Ireland / 2017 / 99 minutes


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?


La Vie à Vélo

Shorts Before Features screen in partnership with AFCOOP and Telefilm Canada

La Vie à Vélo
Chris & Susie Shapones / 2017 / 1m

A journey to the moon and back.

Earlier Event: February 17
The Stairs w/ director Hugh Gibson
Later Event: March 2
The Insult