Friday, March 11, 2016
7:30 PM - Somerville Theatre 1
Director's Choice Feature, Proudly presented by Synergy Investments, OLDER THAN IRELAND
2016/Ireland (77 min)
Director: Alex Fegan
Director Alex Fegan and Producer Garry Walsh in person
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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 centenarians.
Directed by Alex Fegan, OLDER THAN IRELAND features thirty men and women aged 100 years and 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. OLDER THAN IRELAND’s observational style offers a rare insight into the personal lives of these remarkable individuals.
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 truly are OLDER THAN IRELAND, they are our living history and these are their extraordinary stories.
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Q&A after screening
Director's Choice Short, CITY OF ROSES, Proudly presented by Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur
CITY OF ROSES
2015/Ireland (9 min)
Director: Andrew Kavanagh