School Life

   

Dates: 
Oct 9 2017 - 7:30pm

Location: 
AcA's James Devin Moncus Theater

Ticket Price: 
$12/$10

Housed in an 18th century estate, school life at Headfort embraces tradition and modernity. 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 as John and Amanda ponder retirement, the film poses a quietly profound question: Will their intimate and caring cultivation of future generations live on, or will it vanish like so many community-centered practices?

The Washington Post: ‘School Life’ goes behind the scenes at an eccentric Irish boarding school