Peterloo Live Event (12A)


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The 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is thrilled to present the UK Premiere of Mike Leigh’s Peterloo. The film will be followed by a satellite Q&A with director Mike Leigh and members of the cast, live from HOME, Manchester.

Written and directed by Mike Leigh, Peterloo is 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.

This event starts promptly with no adverts and trailers, please be seated in the cinema before the start time.

If you are collecting pre-booked tickets, please collect them at the earliest possible opportunity to avoid delays on the night.

Mike Leigh
155 mins
Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, Rory Kinnear


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