‘The Irish Pub’, a heart-warming documentary film exploring the unique place in Irish society of pubs as places for a great chat and sense of community, is being released by Element Pictures in cinemas from 4th October.
Directed and produced by Alex Fegan, the film draws upon interviews with pub owners around the country to distil the essence of the Irish pub as sources of warmth, wit and wisdom for generations of Irish families.
Ahead of the release of ‘The Irish Pub’, Mr Fegan said: ‘The making of this film has been an incredible journey and all involved are delighted that Irish Audiences will have the opportunity to see the film on the big screen from October 4 where we hope they will be charmed and captivated by the stories told.’
Mr Fegan’s first feature ‘Man Made Men’ won Best Foreign Feature at the Arizona International Film Festival in 2011 and his follow-up ‘The Court Astronomer’ enjoyed critical acclaim on the film festival circuit in 2012.
This year Mr Fegan also produced the Filmbase/RTE short film ‘Zephra’ and is currently developing a TV comedy series called ‘Salt N’ Vinegar’, starring IFTA-nominated actor Simon Delaney and written by Garry Walsh and Colm Nicell.
Music for ‘The Irish Pub’ was composed by Denis Clohessy, with Conor Sheil on clarinet; and editing, sound and camera by Alex Fegan.
‘The Irish Pub’ is an Atom Films production in association with the Irish Film Board, and the trailer is available to view below: