In 1921 Jimmy Gralton’s sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in Ireland where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream… but above all to dance and have fun.
Jimmy’s Hall celebrates the spirit of these free thinkers.
The film is set in 1932 and follows events when Jimmy returned from a decade in New York and re-opened the hall. The film is freely inspired by Jimmy’s life and turbulent times.
Based on a true story and from critically acclaimed director Ken Loach (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Kes) and Paul Laverty, Jimmy’s Hall stars Barry Ward (Songs for Amy), Simone Kirby (Season of the Witch), Jim Norton (American History X), Francis Magee (Layer Cake), Aisling Franciosi (BBC’s The Fall), Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock) and Brian F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby)
Jimmy’s Hall is released in UK and Ireland May 30