Wednesday 3rd September 2014
Jimmy's Hall, released on DVD and Blu-ray on 29th September 2014 courtesy of Entertainment One, is a beautifully filmed political drama that contains some of Ken Loach's finest work to date.
In 1921, Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse - Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream... but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.
A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns to Co. Leitrim from the US to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. The hall stands abandoned and empty, and despite the pleas of the local youngsters, remains shut. However Jimmy reintegrates into the community and sees the poverty, and growing cultural oppression, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He makes the decision to reopen the hall despite the consequences he knows he will face...
Jimmy's Hall is directed by Ken Loach (The Wind That Shakes The Barley; The Angel's Share), is written by Paul Laverty (The Wind That Shakes the Barley; The Angel's Share) and stars Barry Ward (Silent Witness), Jim Norton (The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas), Andrew Scott (Sherlock; Locke), Francis Magee (Game of Thrones) and Simone Kirby (Season of the Witch).
- Audio Commentary With Director Ken Loach
- Making Of Jimmy's Hall
- Deleted Scenes
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.