The Irish Pub Documentary Secures US Release

Paul Gartlan of Gartlan's Pub.

Paul Gartlan of Gartlan’s Pub.

Feature-length documentary The Irish Pub has secured a a deal that will allow for a cinematic release in North America and Canada.

The documentary is now to begin a minimum week long run in six cinemas, before spreading across independent cinema chains in the two countries starting October 24th.

A new distribution company, Snackbox Films, founded by the documentary’s creator Alex Fegan and Movies@ Dundrum general manager Garry Walsh, are behind the push to get The Irish Pub into North America.

The film itself delves into the personalities and heritage behind some of the oldest pubs in Ireland, all of which have been family owned for generations.  It has won significant praise for its quiet celebration of the important role local pubs play in Irish life.

The documentary’s producer, Atom Films, has also signed a deal with Australian distribution company Antidote films that will see the film released in Australia and New Zealand later in the year.

The Irish Pub is currently available in Ireland and the UK through iTunes and on DVD, and will be screened at the New Orleans Irish Film Festival on October 11th.


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