A story inspired by the life and times of Jimmy Gralton and a country hall in Ireland.
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.
This is the official tie-in book for the new Ken Loach and Paul Laverty film and features:
– Original screenplay
– Photos from the film
– Production notes from cast and crew, including Paul Laverty, Ken Loach and Rebecca O’Brien
– Historical context for Jimmy Gralton
A screenplay book is the perfect way to feed the cinema in your head, let your mind direct.
‘This charming and (nearly) understated political allegory from Ken Loach makes for his strongest work in years… there’s a scene here which enters the pantheon of Loach’s greatest ever.’ – Little White Lies
‘A sumptuous period piece.’ – Evening Standard
‘Gives voice with eloquence to the disenfranchised and celebrates the spirit of working people.’ – Eye For Film
‘One of the sunniest, most optimistic films in the Ken Loach canon.’ – The Independent
‘Vividly and intelligently told, and one that leaves you with a stirring sense of joy, injustice and hope.’ – Time Out
‘Eminently enjoyable work by a master craftsman, Loach’s filmmaking here has an elegant simplicity and flow from one scene to the next.’ – Variety