Screened Out – Jimmy’s Hall

By : Stephen Miller
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Barry Ward, Simone Kirby, Jim Norton

Jimmy’s Hall is an elegiac biopic about poor Irish farmers and the small-time Communist who inspired them. With a thick layer of Gaelic charm, the film certainly captures a warm mood if it doesn’t quite illuminate the actual history.

Being of Irish blood – and somewhat educated on this subject – I happen to be fairly picky; film critics should own our perspectives.

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