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Ken Loach’s latest and possibly final film “Jimmy’s Hall” premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The film is set in Ireland in the 1930s, the unsteady years after the War of Independence a decade earlier. The titular Jimmy (Barry Ward) is based on Jimmy Gralton, who departed his native Ireland for New York in the years leading up to the war. The film centers around his opening of the Pearse-Connolly Hall, a community center that encouraged education in dance, art and history that the church saw as an aggressive act.
In this exclusive deleted scene, Jimmy grapples with the potential backlash from opening his hall. He knows his project is important, but that it will not be without consequence, as he risks being driven out of his home by the powerful church.
“Jimmy’s Hall” will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on November 17.