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WATCH: A Film About An Irish Primary School Is Going To Sundance

By katedemolder

January 11, 2017 at 2:34pm


Ireland's only primary boarding school, Headfort, located just outside Kells, Co Meath is the subject of an interesting new documentary called In Loco Parentis.

The film by Neasa Ní Chianáin and David Rane follows veteran teachers John and Amanda Leyden in the old-fashioned primary school, as they encounter the trials and tribulations of running a such a school in a modern age.

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It's also been chosen for the Official Selection for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Not too shabby, eh? 

The synopsis goes a little like this:

Is the school an anachronism in this globalised world or a clever remake of the flawed British public school model? It’s certainly a contradiction: the epitome of establishment, it’s presided over by a leftward-leaning headmaster who eschews class in favour of achievement, but retains the links that connect Headfort to the levers of power.

Sounds interesting. 

Screenings for the festival begin next week. W're super excited about this one. 

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