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Jimmy's Hall

Production Crew

Production Designer: Fergus Clegg

Photography: Robbie Ryan

Recordist: Ray Beckett

Sound Editor: Kevin Brazier

Casting: Kahleen Crawford

Costume Designer: Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh

ADs: David Gilchrist, Michael Queen

Production Manager:

Eimhear McMahon

Editor: Jonathan Morris

Music: George Fenton

Executive Producers: Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Vincent Maraval, Andrew Lowe

Screenplay: Paul Laverty

Producer: Rebecca O'Brien

Director: Ken Loach

Cast

Jimmy - Barry Ward

Oonagh - Simone Kirby

Father Sheridan - Jim Norton

Marie - Aisling Franciosi

Alice - Aileen Henry

Mossy - Francis Magee

Sean - Karl Geary

Tess - Denise Gough

Molly - Sorcha Fox

Ruairi - Seamus Hughes

Dezzie - Martin Lucey

Tommy - Mikel Murfi

Finn - Shane O’Brien

Father Seamus - Andrew Scott

O'Keefe - Brían F. O’Byrne

Press Kit

Stills and Press Kit can be downloaded from Wildbunch here:

http://www.wildbunch.biz/films/jimmys_hall;credits

Production Notes can be downloaded from here:

http://www.sixteenfilms.co.uk/files/films/jimmys-hall-production-notes.pdf

Introduction

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.


A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns to Co. Leitrim from the US to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned and empty, and despite the pleas of the local youngsters, remains shut. However, as jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty, and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall in the face of what they may bring...

Short 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, to argue, to dream... but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brough 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 and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned and empty, and despite the pleas of the local youngsters, remains shut. However, as jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty, and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall in the face of what they may bring...

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