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Wednesday, November 7, 7:30 PM

Director: Mike Leigh
Country: UK
Year: 2018
Runtime: 154 minutes

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, and it played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Principal Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson, Vincent Franklin, Karl Johnson, Tim McInnerny

Writer: Mike Leigh
Producer: Georgina Lowe
Cinematographer: Dick Pope
Editor: Jon Gregory
Music: Gary Yershon



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