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Older Than Ireland

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Offensive language

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DIRECTOR: Alex Fegan
WRITER: Alex Fegan

RUNNING TIME: 81 min

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS: Winner Best Documentary The Galway Film Fleadh, 2015

Directed by Alex Fegan (The Irish Pub), Older Than Ireland is a landmark documentary that tells the story of a hundred years of a life as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish men and women aged 100 or over.

Often funny and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian's journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland.

Reflecting on such key events as the day they got their first pair of shoes, the thrill of their first kiss, from the magic of their wedding day to the tragic loss of their loved ones, these centenarians have lived through it all. Having witnessed a century of immense social, political and technological change each centenarian has a unique perspective on life and its true meaning.

From the oldest Irish person ever on record, 113-year-old Kathleen Snavely to Ireland's oldest man, 108-year-old Luke Dolan we meet a colourful cast of characters, from all walks of life, from the four corners of Ireland. These centenarians are our living history and these are their extraordinary stories.

★★★★ "You'll shed a tear or two, possibly more." - The Guardian

"Weaves together oral histories to create a moving portrayal of living at the outer edge of mortality-the subjects are Irish, but the subject is life itself." - Film Journal International

"A lovely and inspiring experience" - NY Times

 

IN THEATRES:

NEW ZEALAND:

Light House Petone, Cuba & Pauatahanui 7-Mar
Penthouse 7-Mar
Rialto Tauranga 7-Mar
Bridgeway Auckland 7-Mar
Lido Auckland 7-Mar
Dorothy Browns 7-Mar
Rialto Newmarket 7-Mar
Rialto Dunedin 7-Mar
Globe Napier 12-Mar
Academy Cinema Gold Christchurch 14-Mar
Shoreline Waikanae 14-Mar
Focal Point Feilding 14-Mar
Ecoworld Picton 14-Mar
Lido Hamilton 14-Mar
Movie Max Timaru 14-Mar
Miro Cinema Upper Hutt 14-Mar
The Vic Devonport 14-Mar
Screening Room Masterton 14-Mar
Dome Cinemas 15-Mar

AUSTRALIA:

Cinema Nova 14th March
Sun Theatre 14th March
Elizabeth Picture Theatre 14th March
New Farm Cinema 14th March
Regal Graceville 14th March
Event Castle Hill 14th March
Event Tuggerah 14th March
Event BCC Maroochydore Sunshine Plaza 14th March
Event Pacific Fair 14th March
Event Morayfield 14th March
Event Chermside 14th March
Event GU Film House Adelaide 14th March
Event Capitol Manuka 14th March
Event Innaloo 14th March
Starcourt Theatre 17th & 20th March
Mercury Adelaide 7th & 19th May