Peterloo (12A) at The Criterion Cinema
29th March 2019
Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst, Rachel Finnegan, Tom Meredith
Director Mike Leigh’s British historical drama following the events that culminated in the Peterloo massacre at St. Peter's Field, Manchester.
As the Napoleonic Wars reached an end, political unrest struck the nation as ongoing stretches of famine, unemployment and the introduction of the Corn Laws began to stir the working classes. A demonstration took place on 16th August led by Henry Hunt with the intention to challenge the government and propose parliamentary reform. Their hopes were soon diminished, however, when a cavalry charged in to the massive crowd, causing the situation to turn deadly.
2pm and 7.30pm
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