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1 of 1 Jimmy's Hall is released in cinemas on Friday May 30
Jimmy's Hall is released in cinemas on Friday May 30

Ken Loach's new, Ireland-set film Jimmy's Hall is out next month, and we're giving you a sneak peek at the poster.

Written by Paul Laverty (Looking for Eric, The Wind That Shakes the Barley), and starring Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Brían F O'Byrne and Andrew Scott, Jimmy's Hall is "freely inspired" by the real-life story of Irish communist Jimmy Gralton (Ward).

His 'sin' in 1921 "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".

The film takes place in 1932, when Jimmy returns to Ireland from New York and re-opens the hall.

Irish company Element Pictures is among the producers of Jimmy's Hall, which was part-financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

Shot in counties Leitrim and Sligo, Jimmy's Hall is released in cinemas on Friday May 30.

Jimmy's Hall

Jimmy's Hall

Jimmy's Hall

Jimmy's Hall

Jimmy's Hall

Jimmy's Hall

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