‘Peterloo’ May 28th

Peterloo is a 2018 British historical drama, directed and written by Mike Leigh, based on the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. The film was selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 75th Venice International Film Festival. The film received its UK premiere on 17 October 2018, as part of the BFI London Film Festival, in Manchester. The screening marks the first time the festival has held a premiere outside London. Leigh said he was delighted that Peterloo would be premiered “where it happened.”

It was released in the United Kingdom on 2 November 2018,[by Entertainment One and will be released in the United States on 5 April 2019, by Amazon Studios.

The film Peterloo will mark the 200th anniversary of the notorious Peterloo Massacre. On 16 August 1819, a crowd of some 60,000 people from Manchester and surrounding towns gathered in St Peter’s Fields to demand Parliamentary reform and an extension of voting rights. The meeting had been peaceful but in the attempt to arrest a leader of the meeting, the armed government militias panicked and charged upon the crowd. The toll of casualties has always been disputed but as many as 15 people were killed and up to 700 wounded. The immediate effect of the massacre was a crackdown on reform, as the authorities feared the country was heading towards armed rebellion. The outcry led to the founding of the Manchester Guardian and played a significant role in the passage through Parliament of the Great Reform Act 13 years later.

There is a review here: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/sep/01/peterloo-review-grit-and-brilliance-in-mike-leighs-very-british-massacre

This will be screened at 7.30pm at the De Valence Pavilion, Tenby, and will be £5 or £4 for members of Films4Tenby.

The De Valence bar will be open and popcorn is available.

Previous films are available for loan or, if they have been in the box a while, for purchase, for a donation to Films4Tenby funds.

A pre-screening meal can be booked at the Fuchsia Caffe , This is £10 for a 2 course meal, and reports are excellent…

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