In the 1930s political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the ‘Red Scare’.
During the Depression, Jimmy Gralton returns home to Ireland after ten years of exile in America. Seeing the levels of poverty and oppression, the activist in him reawakens and he looks to re-open the dance hall that led to his deportation.
1932. Jimmy Gralton is back home in the Irish countryside after ten years of forced exile in the USA. His widowed mother Alice is happy, Jimmy’s friends are happy, all the young people who enjoy dancing and singing are happy. Which is not the case of Father Sheridan, the local priest, nor of the village squire, nor of Dennis O’Keefe, the chief of the fascists. The reason is simple: Jimmy is a socialist activist. So when the “intruder” reopens the village hall, thus enabling the villagers to gather to sing, dance, paint, study or box, they take a dim view of the whole thing. People who think and unite are difficult to manipulate, aren’t they? From that moment on they will use every means possible to get rid of Jimmy and his “dangerous” hall. Written by Guy Bellinger
|Tagline:||Where Anything Goes and Everyone Belongs.|
|Cast:||Aileen Henry, Aisling Franciosi, Andrew Scott, Anna Crossley, Barry Ward, Brían F. O’Byrne, Chelsea O’Connor, Chris MacManus, Colm Gormley, Conor McDermottroe, Denise Gough, Diane Parkes, Donal O’Kelly, Francis Magee, Hugh Gallagher, Jim Norton, Joe Lafferty, John Colleary, John Cronogue, John McCarrick, John O’Dowd, Karl Geary, Martin Lucey, Michael Sheridan, Mikel Murfi, Padraig Fallon, Paul Fox, Rebecca O’Mara, Róisín Judge, Seamus Hughes, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, Shane Cullen, Shane O’Brien, Simone Kirby, Sorcha Fox, Stella McGirl, Tom Colsh|
|Country:||France, Ireland, United Kingdom|