PETERLOO will receive its UK premiere at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® at HOME in Manchester followed by a Q&A, simulcast to cinemas around the UK, on Wednesday 17 October. The premiere will be attended by Mike Leigh and members of the cast.
The screening represents the first time 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.
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell
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.
Peterloo will be screened as part of our usual programming from Friday 9 November.
Tickets on sale soon.
The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series set in J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World featuring the adventures of magizoologist Newt Scamander.
Fri 16 Nov - Wed 21 Nov, Fri 23 - Thu 13 Dec , Various Times