This month’s Film Friday offering is Jimmy’s Hall.
And to make it an unmissable event we’ve combined the film with an interview with a special guest, Irish stew, and ceilidh dancing!
Ticket prices: £12 for film, ceilidh and food – and £8 for film and ceilidh only. Click here to buy your tickets.
6:00pm – Food, Jimmy’s Hall (12A), interview & Ceilidh
6:45pm – Jimmy’s Hall (12A), interview & Ceilidh
In the 1920s, political activist and free-thinker Jimmy Gralton built a dance hall in rural Ireland as a place for young people dance, play music and learn. 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 and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing cultural oppression within the community, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall, and in doing makes himself an enemy of the establishment.
With an Irish cast and crew, Ken Loach recaptures the fighting spirit of his Palme d’Or winner The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
A must-see film about community, perseverance and creativity.