Peterloo Release Date: April 5, 2019

This movie 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.

The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Oscar nominated director Mike Leigh (Secrets & Lies) directed the film.

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Starring: Maxine PeakeRory KinnearTim McInnernyDavid BamberTeresa MahoneyLeo BillNico MirallegroPhilip JacksonAlastair MackenzieAdam LongPearce QuigleyKieran O'BrienMark Ryan
Directed By: Mike Leigh
Studio: Amazon Studios
MPAA Rating PG-13

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