Jimmy’s Hall

  • Release Date 2014
  • Director Ken Loach
  • Costume Designer Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh
Aisling Franciosi as Marie
Simone Kirby as Oonagh
Jimmy’s Hall (2014)
Jimmy’s Hall is a 2014 Irish-French-British drama film directed by Ken Loach. The film tells the story of the deportation to the United States in 1933 of Jimmy Gralton, who led the Revolutionary Workers’ Group, a precursor of the Irish Communist Party, in Leitrim. It stars Irish actor Barry Ward, along with Simone Kirby, Jim Norton and Denise Gough. The title refers to a rural dance hall built by Gralton in his home town Effrinagh.
It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.