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2hrs 33mins
Directed by
Mike Leigh
Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell

Internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mike Leigh portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819.

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 which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

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CRITIC'S PICK: "[A] brilliant and demanding film..."

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A.O. Scott
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New York Times
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"...a hall-of-mirrors reflection of the dangerously clownish chaos the United Kingdom has descended into over Brexit."

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James Verniere
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Boston Herald
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"Beautifully staged and shot, with a you-are-there urgency."

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Stephanie Zacharek
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TIME Magazine

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