Jimmy's Hall

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  109 min.
Release Date: July 17, 2015 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - July 17, 2015 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
DVD: November 17, 2015

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Cast: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby, Stella McGirl, Sorcha Fox, Martin Lucey

Synopsis

Jimmy Gralton (Barry Ward) is the only Irishman to have ever been deported from his own country – and without a trial.

In 1921 Jimmy opened a dance hall, where he encouraged young Irish men and women not only to dance, but to discuss the cultural oppression and poverty of the time. However, Jimmy's past as a leader of the Revolutionary Workers' Group, a predecessor of the Communist Party of Ireland, sparked protests against Jimmy running a hall where he was influencing young people.

With Ireland on the brink of Civil War, the protests turned violent and Jimmy was arrested and deported.

Director: Ken Loach
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Rebecca O'Brien
Screenplay: Paul Laverty

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  • 5 stars "Jimmy's life will teach us something. Ken Loach did it again!"