CAST: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry DIRECTOR: Ken Loach
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.
There's an essential kindness about "Jimmy's Hall," so it's no surprise that it wrings real hope from a downbeat conclusion.Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
With "Jimmy's Hall," Ken Loach creates a quiet but compelling drama about a real-life story.New York Daily News