Irish Film: First poster and trailer for Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall

Element Pictures has released, via RTÉ and The Guardian respectively, the first poster and trailer for Ken Loach’s new Ireland-set film Jimmy’s Hall.

The film is inspired by the true story of Irish communist Jimmy Gralton, who upon returning to Ireland from New York in 1932 reopens the dance-hall that he first opened 11 years before.

The film stars stars Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Brían F O’Byrne, and Andrew Scott, and is based on a script by The Wind That Shakes the Barley scribe Paul Laverty.

The film was part-financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, and shot in counties Leitrim and Sligo.

Jimmy’s Hall is released in Irish cinemas on May 30th. Follow the film on Facebook and Twitter.

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