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School Life

September 29 @ 8:00 PM - October 14 @ 8:30 PM

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Sept 29-Oct 14     Single Tickets $5     Semester Passes $30     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park?

This heartwarming non-fiction film follows a year in the lives of two unconventional and inspirational teachers at Headfort, an enchanting 18th century Hogwarts-like boarding school in Ireland. For nearly half a century John and Amanda Leyden have become legends teaching Reading, ‘Rithmetic, and Rock ‘n’ Roll to young pupils, ages 3-13. The pace is hectic and the mood infectious as the eccentric couple works their magic in hilarious fashion on fertile young minds. But for pupil and teacher alike, there is poignancy in discovering that leaving is the hardest lesson to learn.

99 minutes / Ireland / subtitles / WATCH THE TRAILER

School Life is as charming, intimate and warm-hearted an observational documentary as you’d ever want to see. –LA Times

School Life documents the school you wish you’d attended. It’s the kind of school that could never exist in today’s America: It’s too freewheeling, too unstructured. Maybe it won’t exist in Ireland much longer either, so it’s a good thing that School Life manages to capture its weird, wonderful world.–The AV Club

Everybody who got anything out of school has a favorite teacher, a person who drew out hidden qualities that you, in your ignorant youth, didn’t even know were qualities. Often, they were just a little…odd. They thought creatively rather than just being slaves to that dictatorial beast of education we call pedagogy. They took a chance on us because they believed we could make it in the world. School Life, a lovely, charmingly ramshackle documentary, is about people who take that chance day after day and year after year. –Time magazine

School Life finds poetry in the raw nature of education.–Indiewire

Fri Sept 29
The Teacher 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
School Life  8pm @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs

Sat, Sept 30
The Teacher 7:30 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
School Life  8pm @ IU Woodburn Hall Theater

Sun, Oct 1
School Life 7:00 @ Bear’s Place

Fri and Sat, Oct 6 and 7
Manifesto 6:45 @ IU Global and International Studies Theater
School Life  7:30 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
The Teacher 8:15 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Sun, Oct 8
School Life 5:15 @ Bear’s Place
The Teacher  7:45 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!

Fri Oct 13
Lost in Paris 6:45 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
Manifesto  7:15 @ IU Fine Arts Downstairs
School Life 7:45 @  IU Global and International Studies Theater

Sat Oct 14
Lost in Paris 6:45 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs
Manifesto  7:15 @ IU Global and International Studies Theater
School Life 8:30 @ IU Fine Arts Upstairs – Last Chance!

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Start:
September 29 @ 8:00 PM
End:
October 14 @ 8:30 PM