If you’re any kind of film lover, then you’ll have a favourite of Ken Loach’s work, my recent favourite is still THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, an unforgettable drama that takes a different look into more recent Irish history, and today we’ve got a first look at the spirited-looking JIMMY’S HALL.

The film is based on a true story and Loach is once again working with writer Paul Laverty, who has collaborated a number of times with the director, with films that include LOOKING FOR ERIC, THE ANGELS’ SHARE, SWEET SIXTEEN plus a whole host more.

JIMMY’S HALL stars Barry Ward (SONGS FOR AMY), Simone Kirby, Jim Norton (AMERICAN HISTORY X), Francis Magee, Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Brian F. O’Byrne (MILLION DOLLAR BABY) and focuses around the life of Jimmy Gralton (Ward) who in 1921 built a dance hall. However, the Church didn’t like the free-spirited nature of the hall, or the young people that came there to dance and enjoy themselves.

In the film, we’re set-up in 1932, after Jimmy returns from a decade in New York and re-opens the hall.  We’re told that this is freely inspired by Jimmy’s life and turbulent times, and looks utterly compelling. Watch the trailer below and scroll down for the poster:

UK_Irish Quad_AW_[26782] Jimmys Hall

JIMMY’S HALL opens on 30th May across the UK.