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Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Continues Shopping Spree With Ken Loach's 'Jimmy's Hall'

Photo of Eric Eidelstein By Eric Eidelstein | Indiewire May 21, 2014 at 12:31PM

Two days before its Cannes premiere, Ken Loach's latest film, "Jimmy's Hall" has been picked up for distribution by Sony Classics, according to Variety.
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Two days before its Cannes premiere, "Jimmy's Hall," Ken Loach's latest film, has been picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics, according to Variety.

READ MORE: The 2014 Indiewire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During Run of Festival

The film is the true story of Irish political activist Jimmy Gralton, who was deported from his home country in the 1930s and lived in the U.S. for 10 years. Upon returning to Ireland, right after its civil war had come to a close, Gralton worked to reopen the "Hall," a community center-like place for young people. "Jimmy's Hall" stars Barry Ward, Simone Kirby and Jim Norton. 

At Cannes, Sony Pictures Classics also acquired the distribution rights for "Saint Laurent" and "Wild Tales."

This article is related to: Ken Loach, Sony Pictures Classics, Acquisitions, Jimmy's Hall, 2014 Cannes Film Festival , Cannes 2014

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