Peterloo

Cinema

Directed by Mike Leigh | 2018 | UK |Starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell| 2h 34m| Certificate 12A

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protestors were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

“★★★★★ With this richly intelligent, passionate movie, Mike Leigh has fought a brilliant rearguard action on history’s political battlefield.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

Venue

JW3 Cinema
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