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Mike Leigh’s Peterloo gets a new trailer


Mike Leigh’s Peterloo is the story of the infamous 1819 massacre at a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester, when many working people were injured and killed.

The film stars Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, Alastair Mackenzie and more.

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.

PETERLOO will receive its UK premiere at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® at HOME in Manchester on Wednesday 17th October.  The premiere will be broadcast live to cinemas nationwide and will be followed by a Q&A with director Mike Leigh.

The screening represents the first time the BFI London Film Festival has premiered a film outside of the capital, offering audiences in Manchester and nationwide the opportunity to preview a major release with Manchester’s history at its forefront. Tickets are available for screenings across the UK here:

It will go on general release on 2nd November 2018.

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