$6 Tuesday Meetup @ Living Room Theaters! School Life

Grab a drink and let’s go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Tuesday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.

We meet Tuesday evenings to take advantage of their $6 Merry Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we’re shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you’d like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week

SCHOOL LIFE

This observational documentary follows a year in the lives of two inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. Headfort, a school not unlike Hogwarts with its 18th century buildings, secret doors and magical woodlands has been home to John and Amanda Leyden for 46 years and a backdrop to their extraordinary careers.For John, rock music is just another subject alongside Maths, English, Scripture and Latin, all of which are taught in a collaborative and often hilarious fashion. Tucked away in a cellar that’s home to the school’s two rock bands, John nurtures a special kind of youth revolution that teaches responsibility and independence in equal measure, wrapped up in heavy metal or pop or, as he tells the kids, they can play whatever they want, as it’s their space. 

Director: Neasa Ní Chianáin, David RaneCountry: SpainGenre: DocumentaryYear: 2017Run Time: 01:39:00imdb Score: 8.4/10 (65 votes)Language: English,SpanishRating: Not RatedCast:

“It certainly succeeds in being a joyous, humane look at the role that school, education, and, most importantly, teachers have in the lives of such malleable minds. “

Gary Garrison – THE PLAYLIST

“Childhood is a mystery we endlessly come back to and a place the Leydens have never fully left; Ní Chianáin gives the viewer an intimate view of it in this unusual little story.”

Fionnuala Halligan – SCREEN INTERNATIONAL

“By highlighting sweet, indicative, or hilarious moments rather than tracing the teachers’ relationships with any particular students, the film is more attuned to the rhythms of Headfort than it is the people in it.”

David Ehrlich – INDIEWIRE

AWARDS

San Francisco Int’l Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary Feature

Visions du Réel Festival Int’l de Cinema Nyon 2017
Best Film

FESTIVALS

Int’l Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2016

San Francisco Int’l Film Festival 2017

Berkshire Int’l Film Festival 2017

Nantucket Film Festival 2017

Sundance Film Festival 2017

DocAviv Film Festival 2017

Sydney Film Festival 2017

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SHOWS DO SELL OUT!!! Living Room Theater has small rooms with assigned seats. It is in your best interest to buy your tickets ahead of time at the Living Room Theater website. There is a $1 surcharge to buy tickets online. http://pdx.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm ( http://pdx.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm )

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