Peterloo

Synopsis

From acclaimed director 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 protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. Some of the film was shot in Lincoln.

Year – 2018

Rating – PG

Length – 154 min

Screenings

Laneham – Friday May 10th – 7.30pm

Ingham – Friday May 24th – 7.30pm

Trailer