Older Than Ireland


Award winning Irish documentary Older Than Ireland, (Snackbox Films) will have its Syracuse premiere on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at the Palace Theater, located at 2384 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13206.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $35 for a limited space VIP Networking after party taking place from 8:30-10pm.

Directed by Alex Fegan (Dublin, Ireland), produced by Garry Walsh (Dublin, Ireland) and Micha L. Crook (Executive Producer- Syracuse, NY), Older Than Ireland, features thirty men and women, all born in Ireland before 1916 Uprising.

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.

One of Older Than Ireland’s most remarkable stars is Syracuse’s own, Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely. At 113 years and 140 days old, it makes her the oldest Irish born person on record! Mrs. Snavely was the only person who was film outside of Ireland, making Syracuse, NY the only US city featured in the film.

Older Than Ireland, is a multiple award winning film including; Best Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh (July 2015) and the recipient of the Directors Choice Award from the Boston Irish Film Festival (March 2016). Currently, it is the highest grossing Irish documentary of all time and top 5 of DVD and video on demand sales in the Republic of Ireland for the 2015 Christmas retail season. Older Than Ireland is the second full length documentary from Mr. Fegan. His first, The Irish Pub, had its Syracuse premiere April 2014.

Often funny and at times poignant, Older Than Ireland explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland and beyond. The film’s observational style offers a rare insight into the personal lives of these remarkable individuals and our collective social history.

On March 24th, doors to the Palace Theater will open at 6pm, film starts at 7pm, followed by a Q&A session with the director, Alex Fegan.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $35 for a limited space VIP Networking after party taking place from 8:30-10pm.

Posted On: March 10, 2016
Listed As: Events in CNY