Irish Documentary ‘In Locos Parentis’ to screen at Sundance January 9, 2017

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Moving documentary feature ‘In Loco Parentis will screen at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (January 19th-29th).

Mixed by Garret Farrell here at Screen Scene, the observational documentary tells the story of Headfort, Co. Meath, the last remaining boarding school for primary age children in Ireland. Following a year in the life of the staff and pupils, the film focuses particularly on two of the longest-serving staff members, John and Amanda Leyden.

Directed by David Rane and Neasa Ní Chianáin, the film recently screened at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, making it the only Irish title ever to be selected in the IDFA’s thirty-year history.

Speaking on the film’s inclusion in the Sundance lineup, Director Ní Chianáin said that they were “delighted to be invited. When we got the call from the Sundance Film Festival programmers, we couldn’t believe it. Our audiences in Amsterdam laughed and cried through our film, and we are so looking forward to showing it to an American audience at the Sundance Film Festival next. It is a great opportunity to get our small film about these remarkable teachers in this amazing school out to a wider audience.”

More details on  ‘In Loco Parentiscan be found on the film’s official website HERE.