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FILM OPENS: April 19, 2019

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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.

  • Director: Mike Leigh
  • Country: UK
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2019
  • Run Time: 02:34:00
  • imdb Score: 6.5/10 (1,694 votes)
  • Language: English
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst
"The film looks fantastic, as Leigh and cinematographer Dick Pope advance a painterly aesthetic even richer than the one they created in Mr. Turner."
Ben Sachs - CHICAGO READER

"It's yet another well-acted and brilliantly staged addition to the filmmaker's oeuvre, which has always sought to understand Britain, then and now."
Danny Hensel - NPR

"In bringing to life a tragedy shamefully overlooked by the history books, Mike Leigh has made his most essential film since Vera Drake. "
Alistair Ryder - FILM INQUIRY

"[A] brilliant and demanding film..."
A.O. Scott - NEW YORK TIMES

AWARDS

Venice Film Festival 2018
Best Film - Special Mention

Camerimage 2018
Best Director

FESTIVALS

Telluride Film Festival 2018

Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2018

Mill Valley Film Festival 2018

London Film Festival 2018

Chicago Int'l Film Festival 2018

Austin Film Festival 2018

Cinequest Film Festival 2019