01st Jun2014

Video Interview: Paul Laverty & Ken Loach talk ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

by Phil Wheat

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. The film is set in 1932 and follows the events when Jimmy returned from a decade in New York and re-opened the hall. The film is freely insprired by Jimmy’s life and turbulant times.

In this interview for Nerdly, film correspondent James Kleinmann asked Ken Loach (the films director) and Paul Laverty (the films writer) what it is that makes their relationship so fruitful…


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