A new trailer and poster have been released for Mike Leigh’s new film Peterloo.
Telling the shocking true story of the 1819 Peterloo massacre, Peterloo will be released in cinemas on 2nd November 2018. It will receive its UK premiere at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® at HOME in Manchester on Wednesday 17th October.
The premiere will be broadcast live to cinemas nationwide and will be followed by a Q&A with director Mike Leigh. Watch the new trailer:
This will be the first time that the BFI London Film Festival has premiered a film outside of the capital, offering audiences in Manchester and nationwide the opportunity to preview a major release with Manchester’s history at its forefront.
Tickets are available for screenings across the UK at www.peterloofilm.co.uk.
Peterloo stars Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, Rory Kinnear, David Bamber, Nico Mirallegro, Tim McInnerny, Dorothy Duffy and Philip Jackson.
The film 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.
Take a look at the poster for Peterloo below: