Jimmy's Hall

Rousing, Quietly Angry and Slyly romantic — the sense of history is vivid. An unusual story intelligently told, and one that leaves you with a rousing sense of joy, injustice and hope.
-Time Out
Loach est bien de son temps et plus pertinent que jamais.
-Éric Moreault, Le Soleil

Synopsis

In 1921, Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream… but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close. A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns to Co. Leitrim from the US to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned and empty, and despite the pleas of the local youngsters, remains shut. However as Jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty, and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall in the face of what they may bring...

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, July 17, 2015
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama, History
Running Time: 109 min
Year: 2014

CREDITS

CAST
Andrew Scott
Barry Ward
Brían F. O'Byrne
Jim Norton
Simone Kirby
DIRECTED BY
Ken Loach

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Director Ken Loach.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Simone Kirby as Oonagh.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Barry Ward as Jimmy.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Barry Ward as Jimmy.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Brian F. O’Byrne as Commander O’Keefe and Jim Norton as Father Sheridan.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Barry Ward as Jimmy and Aileen Henry as Alice.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Aileen Henry as Alice.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Barry Ward as Jimmy.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Director Ken Loach.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Andrew Scott as Father Seamus and Jim Norton as Father Sheridan.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Barry Ward, and Simone Kirby in Jimmy's Hall. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Aisling Franciosi as Marie.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Simone Kirby as Oonagh and Barry Ward as Jimmy.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Barry Ward as Jimmy.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Barry Ward as Jimmy.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Francis Magee as Mossie and Barry Ward as Jimmy.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to right: Simone Kirby as Oonagh and Barry Ward as Jimmy.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Barry Ward as Jimmy.Photo by Joss Barratt, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.