Been having some trouble finding a local theater showing "Jimmy's Hall"? The inspiring Irish biopic has completed its United States rollout, alas, and pending the occasional festival or special screening, the film won't be receiving another commercial screening in the U.S. for the foreseeable future.
The film, from the team that has brought the world "The Wind That Shakes the Barley," is a poignant and startling story of Irish activist Jimmy Gralton's populist struggle against Ireland's "masters and pastors" in 1930s' Ireland.
This well-reviewed film (New York Times, TheWildGeese.Irish and others) is based on true events, and helmed by Ken Loach ("The Wind That Shakes the Barley“, "Hidden Agenda"), from a screenplay by Sixteen Films' Paul Laverty. The film presents the story of Irish socialist and activist Gralton, the dance hall he built in the rural climes of County Leitrim and highlights how, in 1933, Gralton became the only Irish citizen to have ever been deported from Ireland. The film is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.