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With this richly intelligent, passionate movie Mike Leigh has fought a brilliant rearguard action on history's political battlefield.
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Peterloo

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 protesters 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.

Played at

Claremont 5, 4.19.19 - 4.25.19
Playhouse 7, 4.12.19 - 4.25.19
Town Center 5, 4.12.19 - 4.18.19
Royal, 4.05.19 - 4.25.19
Rated PG-13 Closed Captioning Available Closed Captioning Available
Runtime: 153 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Guy Lodge, Variety
For two filmmakers who have, for much of their careers, been bracketed as twin bastions of British social realism, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach have never had much in common. Where Loach has long worn his liberal activist’s heart on his sleeve, Leigh tends to tuck his politics into...