FILM: Jimmy’s Hall at the Kay Meek Centre West Vancouver

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Kay Meek Centre

Tickets: $10 Adults | $7 Students

Recounting the incredible true story of activist Jimmy Gralton, the new film from revered British director Ken Loach (The Angels’ Share, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) creates a stirring drama from a tumultuous yet little-known chapter of Irish history.

In 1921 Jimmy opened a dance hall, where he encouraged young Irish men and women not only to dance, but to discuss the cultural oppression and poverty of the time. However, Jimmy’s past as a leader of the Revolutionary Workers’ Group, a predecessor of the Communist Party of Ireland, sparked protests against Jimmy running a hall where he was influencing young people. With Ireland on the brink of Civil War, the protests turned violent and Jimmy was arrested and deported.

Starring: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby, Stella McGirl, Sorcha Fox, Martin Lucey.

For more information about this event and to purchase your ticket please visit our website at www.kaymeekcentre.com

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