Jimmy's Hall

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Release Date: July 17, 2015 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: November 17, 2015

1h 49m | Drama

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: Sony Pictures Classics
Producer(s): Rebecca O'Brien
Cast: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby, Stella McGirl, Sorcha Fox, Martin Lucey
Writer(s): Paul Laverty

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