Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, Rachel Finnegan, David Moorst, Tom Meredith, Simona Bitmate
Mike Leigh (Another Year, Mr Turner) directs this much-anticipated 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 incident saw British government forces charge into a crowd of 60,000 that had demanded political reform. The forces killed an estimated 18 protesters and injured hundreds, sparking outcry but also further government crackdowns. It proved to be a defining moment in radical British history, which also played a significant role in the founding of the UK's left-wing broadsheet newspaper The Guardian.
This screening will occur simultaneously with the UK Premiere of Peterloo at HOME in Manchester, and will be followed by a satellite Q&A with director Mike Leigh, broadcast live from the venue. The UK Premiere is as special presentation as part of BFI London Film Festival.
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