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Peterloo + Satellite Q&A (12A)

17 October

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
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Mike Leigh orchestrates a superb ensemble cast in this rousing tale of working class uprising and its violent suppression in Manchester in 1819. As shell-shocked soldiers return from the battle of Waterloo, they find their hometowns ravaged by a gentry upping food costs and ripping off the working classes. A peaceful march and assembly is arranged, where the star speaker will be radical orator Henry Hunt (Rory Kinnear). As the day approaches the government grows nervous, while the people grow emboldened. Warm, funny and incendiary, this is a major work of cinema with huge contemporary relevance. 

Followed by a Q&A with director Mike Leigh, broadcast live from HOME in Manchester.

  • Director Mike Leigh
  • Cast Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell
  • Running time 2h35m
  • Certificate 12A: moderate violence, language
  • Country UK
  • Year of production 2018
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