Peterloo

United Kingdom, 2018 / 154 Mins

Director: Mike Leigh

Starring: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake.

A drama based on events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where British forces fired on a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester.
The notorious massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of 60,000 that had to demand political reform. The forces killed an estimated 18 protestors and injured hundreds, sparking outcry but also further government crackdowns.
This was a defining moment in radical British history which also played a significant role in the founding of the UK's leftwing broadsheet newspaper The Guardian.
"There has never been a feature film about the Peterloo Massacre. The universal significance of this historic event becomes ever more relevant in our own turbulent times." Mike Leigh
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2018 - Masters

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Date Saturday 15 December

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