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.

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