Jimmy’s Hall (2014)

19 10 2014

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Oct 24th “Jimmy’s Hall” 7.30 @ Colinsburgh Town Hall

 
UK Eire 2014
Director: Ken Loach
Cert: 12A
Runtime: 109 mins
Starring: Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew Scott
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Set in Co Leitrim in the 1920s and based on a true story, the film tells the attempt by political activist and free thinker Jimmy Gralton to build a dance hall. He soon falls foul of the authorities and the Catholic Church in the newly independent Ireland.
 
The hall is forced to close and Jimmy flees Ireland for the USA.
 
A decade later when Jimmy returns to Co Leitrim and an Ireland wracked by depression and poverty the activist in him is stirred once more.
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