Older Than Ireland takes Washington Sate by Storm



“It’s an idea both perfectly simple and simply perfect”

Seattle Times


Older Than Ireland is currently playing at the Crest Cinema Center – 16505 5th Avenue NE, at 165th, Shoreline, WA, 98155

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It also played at The Grand Cinema, 606 South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 From July 8th – July 21st


Also, coming soon to Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225



Older Than Ireland smashes Box Office in Chicago!

We’re delighted to say Older Than Ireland performed incredibly well on its opening weekend at the Century Centre Cinema, Chicago, equalling in one cinema what it did in eight cinemas in Ireland for its opening weekend. The Chicago Tribune went so far as to put it on their front page on the top banner, as well as giving it two other pages in their review. The film has already been expanded for a second week and has been invited to two further cinemas in Chicago including the Beverly Arts Centre from July 27th.


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USA Cinema Release

After a 7 week run in Toronto and various Canadian cities, including Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Older Than Ireland has finally arrived in the USA.

We’d like to thank all those who helped us with this release, in particular Age Action, who have the aim to make Ireland the best country in the world to grow old, Emer Rocke and The Department of Foreign Affairs, Steve Lenox at The Irish Network USA, The Irish Network, Boston, Dawn and Siobhan at The Irish Film Festival, Boston, Maria Flynn Conway and Celtic Journeys in St. Paul, Micha L. Crook in Syracuse, Mike Houlihan in Chicago, Niall McKay in New York, Bill Duffy from the Aspire Group in Atlanta, Landmark Cinemas, Culture Ireland, The Irish Film Board as well as so many others along the way. Thank you so much, we could not have done this without you!


Opening night Q&A Boston

Older Than Ireland begins it’s US Cinema release in Boston where the film opened to a full house at the Kendall Square Cinema. The film went onto play for three weeks – and continuing!

See reviews from The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, Reeling Reviews.


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Maria Flynn Conway from Celtic Journey introducing Older Than Ireland at the Park Square Theatre in the Historical Hamm Building, downtown St. Paul where the film played from April 28th-April 30th

Park Square Theatre

The Park Square Theatre at the Historic Hamm Building


Minnesota Audience

The audience patiently awaiting the film to begin.

New York

Wide Canope Cinema Village

The Cinema Village, Manhattan where Older Than Played from April 29th.

Buying ticket Older Than Ireland Cinema Village

A young lady buys a ticket to see the oldest citizens in Ireland.

Older Than Ireland Toilets

See reviews by the New York Times and the Film Journal


Atlanta, GA

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Older Than Than playing at the Midtown Art Cinema in Atlanta from May 6th.

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Kathleen Snavely (113) as seen by the wonderful Atlanta Audience.

Older Ireland wide Atlanta

See reviews from Arts Atl.

Albany, New York


The Spectrum 8 Cinema, Albany New York where the film opened on May 6th.

Houston, TX

Selling tckets

The Irish Network Selling Tickets

Coming soon

May 20th – 25th

E Street Cinema, Washington DC,

The Ritz at the Bourse, Philadelphia PA

The New York Irish Centre, Queens, New York

June 10th – 16th

The Century Centre, 2828 N Clark St, Chicago

The Plaza Frontenac, 1701 S Lindbergh Blvd #210, St. Louis, MO 63131

June 24th – 30th

The Monica Film Centre, 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

July 8th – 21st

The Grand Cinema, 606 South Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

July 22nd – 28th

Crest Cinema Center – 16505 5th Avenue NE, at 165th, Shoreline, WA, 98155

July 28th

The Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th Street, Chicago, IL

August 19th – 25th

Opera Plaza Theatre,  601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, United States

Lots more to come!

Boston Globe Launch Older Than Ireland USA Release

The Boston Globe launch the Older Than Ireland USA cinema release at Kendall Square Cinema in Boston on April 20th, 2016.

Audience end creditsThe audience engaged by the compelling stories of Ireland’s oldest citizens.

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The audience watching Kathleen Snavely (113) giving a big smile during the end credits.

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Kendall Square Cinema, Boston

Older Than Ireland will be released Kendall Square Cinema from April 22nd.

Tickets here.

Following that it will be be released at the following locations over the next two weeks:

Following this it will be released in Chicago, LA, San Diego, Philadelphia and Washington DC. Stay tuned!

Alex Fegan nominated for IFTA Rising Star Award

We’re delighted to announce that Atom Films director Alex Fegan (Older Than Ireland) has been nominated for the Rising Star Award at the IFTA’s along side three other incredible talented people: Rebecca Daly (Mammal), Stephen Fingleton (The Survivalist) and Barry Ward (Jimmy Hall).

We’re extremely grateful to The Irish Film Board and to the Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) for this recognition. We’re also grateful to all those who have supported us, especially our family, production team and last but not least the centenarians and publicans of Ireland.

See below an extract from the IFTA press release:

Previous recipients of the Rising Star Award include Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender, Tomm Moore, Domhnall Gleeson, John Michael McDonagh, Gerard Barrett, Jamie Dornan and Sarah Greene, all of whom have went on to garner recognition and accolades both in Ireland and internationally. Both Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) have received Oscar and IFTA nominations in 2016, while Domhnall Gleeson (Brooklyn, Ex Machina) and Sarah Greene (Rebellion, Penny Dreadful) are eminent dual IFTA nominees this year. Tomm Moore’s animated feature Song of the Sea was nominated for an Oscar in 2015 and won the IFTA for Best Film while filmmakers John Michael McDonagh (War on Everyone) and Gerard Barrett (Brain on Fire) as well as actor Jamie Dornan (Anthropoid, Jadotville) have major international films due for release in 2016.

Áine Moriarty, Chief Executive of the Irish Film and Television Academy said: “This important Award showcases four superb Irish talents who have proved themselves to be world class professionals in their fields and leading Irish creative professionals to spearhead and continue Ireland’s golden era of filmmaking into the future.  IFTA is proud to showcase Ireland’s Rising Stars and acknowledges the partnership with the Irish Film Board across this Award supporting new Irish industry talent.”

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Syracuse Premiere of Older Than Ireland

It was a huge honour to return to Syracuse on March 24th for the Syracuse Premiere of Older Than Ireland. Syracuse was also the adopted home of Kathleen Snavely (113), Ireland’s oldest citizen on record and an absolute legend. We’d like to thank Micha L. Crook, who executive produced the Syracuse shoot of the film for her incredible work in organising our filming with Kathleen and for organising the premiere in Syracuse.

Palace theatre Older Than Ireland

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The crowd arriving before the screening

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Micha and Alex Bridge StreetAlex Fegan and Micha L. Crook on ABC Bridge Street