2017 Milwaukee Film Festival

Sept. 28 - Oct. 12

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School Life

Director: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane

Film Summary

Documentary Festival Favorites | 1:39 | 2017 | Ireland/Spain | | View Website

For over 40 years, John and Amanda Leyden have shaped young minds at the bucolic Irish boarding school Headfort for children aged 7–12, their teaching styles both serious and silly. We spend an entire entertaining school year in this educational idyll, from teary first days of newcomers to the heartfelt goodbyes from graduates at year's end, rooting for these kids as they transform into tweens while drinking in the intimate access to the winning students and faculty who make up this utterly unique (and wholly satisfying) school experience.

Director Neasa Ní Chianáin, David Rane
Executive Producer
Producer David Rane
Screenwriter Etienne Essery, Neasa Ní Chianáin
Cinematographer Neasa Ní Chianáin
Editor Mirjam Strugalla

Film Sponsor

Cardinal Stritch University

Community Partners

Artists Working in Education, Irish Cultural and Heritage Center