Jimmy's Hall | 2015

Drama, Period
A young man who fled Ireland before the Civil War because of his Republican ties, returns after a decade to live a quiet life, but poverty and oppression reawaken his activist sensibility.

Cast

... Jimmy

Actor

... Oonagh

Actor

... Father Seamus

Actor

... Father Sheridan

Actor

... Commander O'Keefe

Actor

... Marie

Actor

... Alice

Actor

... Stella

Actor

... Molly

Actor

... Finn

Actor

... Seamus Clarke

Actor

... Ruari

Actor

Company

Production Company

B&L Lighting

Production Company

Eye Lite Group

Production Company

Financier

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, argue and 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, vowing to live a quiet life. Despite the pleas of the local youngsters, the hall remains abandoned. However, as Jimmy reintegrates into the community, he sees the poverty and growing cultural oppression, and the activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall no matter what this may bring.

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