Drama, History Rated: PG-13 154 min
Sunday, May 19
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Internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England, to demand democratic reform. With Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake.

“[A] brilliant and demanding film…” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Even if you’ve never heard of the Peterloo Massacre, this picture—beautifully staged and shot, with a you-are-there urgency—will reward your patience.” — Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“This is historical re-creation on an epic scale. Yet it’s a down-to-earth epic, with a density of detail that’s stirring in its humanity and frightening in its clarity about miscalculations on both sides.” — Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
directed by
Mike Leigh
written by
Mike Leigh
Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst
production company
Amazon Studios