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Ken Loach will retire from making feature-length films after he completes his latest project Jimmy Hall.
According to Loach's long-time producer Rebecca O'Brien, the critically-acclaimed director is "unlikely" to continue making films for the big screen, but will still direct documentaries and TV programmes.
"This is probably the last narrative feature for Ken," O'Brien told Screen Daily.
"There are a few documentary ideas kicking around, and that will probably be the way to go, but this is a serious period drama with a lot of moving parts so it's a big thing to put together. I think we should go out while we're on top."
She continued: "It's such a huge operation and Ken doesn't sit in a director's chair, telling people what to do; he runs around. It requires a lot of physical and mental stamina. Realistically, I'd be very surprised if we made another feature after this one. »
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The film has raised just over half of the $1.25 million budget so far with two weeks to go. [Source: Kickstarter.com]
Set in 1932, the film follows Irish communist leader James Gralton who returns from a decade in New York to re-open the dance hall he built in 1921. [Source: Screen Daily]
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2 items from 2013
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