At The Cinema  •  Coming Soon  •  May 16, 2019 Peterloo

★★★★★ A richly intelligent, passionate movie.

Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

★★★★ Unapologetically ambitious

Robbie Collin – The Telegraph

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.

Writer/Director
Mike Leigh
Cast
Rory Kinnear
Maxine Peake
Neil Bell
Philip Jackson
Producer
Georgina Lowe
Genre
Historical
Drama
Genre
Drama
Historical