Snackbox Films has announced that critically acclaimed feature documentary The Irish Pub has secured a deal for a cinematic release in the US and Canada. The film will go on general release on the 24th of October 2014. The documentary, which was directed, produced, filmed and edited by Alex Fegan will begin a minimum week long run in six cinemas before being rolled out across North America over the following weeks.
The Irish Pub is a humorous and poignant celebration of third generation pubs around Ireland and the publicans that own them, exploring how the pub acts as a key pillar in tight knit Irish communities. Director Alex Fegan commented, “It’s a huge achievement for everyone involved to take this tiny documentary to cinemas in North America. It’s also a great testament to the pub owners the length and breadth of Ireland who featured in the film and who never ceased to entertain with their wit and wisdom.”
The Irish Pub received completion funding from the Irish Film Board and will premiere on the 23rd of October 2014 in The Kendall Square Theatre, Boston for a special screening hosted by the Boston Globe Newspaper. For more information on screenings in the US visit
www.landmarktheatres.com and go to www.rainbowcinemas.ca for details of screenings in
Distribution is now available in Ireland and UK on iTunes and DVD. A deal for a further release has been signed with Australian distribution company Antidote films which will see the film released in Australia and New Zealand later on this year.