What you may need to know:
1. It’s the final feature directed by Ken Loach, who’s retiring from movies at 77. He says he will continue to make the odd documentary.
2. Loach directed Poor Cow (1967), Cathy Come Home (1966), Kes (1969), Hidden Agenda (1990), My Name Is Joe (1998) and The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006). He’s a right and proper legend. And a bit of a genius.
3. Jimmy’s Hall was filmed in Leitrim and Sligo Ireland last summer – it tells the true story of political activist Jimmy Gralton.
4. It stars Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Andrew ‘Moriarty’ Scott and Bishop Len Brennan himself, Jim Norton.
5. Broadsheet Prognosis: Ken Do
Release Date: Summer