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Release Date: July 3rd, 2015

PG-13|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
In 1930s Ireland, political activist Jimmy Gralton (Barry Ward) faces deportation for running a community hall for the arts.

Cast: Barry Ward, Francis Magee, Aileen Henry, Simone Kirby, Stella McGirl, Sorcha Fox, Martin Lucey, Mikel Murfi

Director: Ken Loach

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Sixteen Films, Why Not Productions, Element Pictures, Wild Bunch

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • For the first time his ongoing collaboration with scriptwriter Paul Laverty, Loach's studiously safe-hands approach -- typified by regular collaborator George Fenton's near-incessant score -- can't counterbalance fundamental screenplay flaws. show more

  • It’s just another solid Loach film, an affectionate realist portrait of individuals fighting against state and religious oppression. In this case the setting, as it was for his 2006 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner “The Wind That Shakes The Barley,” is Ireland. show more

  • There's humanity here, on all sides, and a gentle wisdom beneath the raging rhetoric. show more

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