Magazine article Screen International

BFI London Film Festival Reveals First Premiere outside London with 'Peterloo'

Magazine article Screen International

BFI London Film Festival Reveals First Premiere outside London with 'Peterloo'

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UK premiere of Mike Leigh project to be held in Manchester.

‘Peterloo’

The BFI London Film Festival (LFF, 10-21 October) has announced its first ever premiere outside of London.

The festival will hold the UK premiere of Mike leigh’s Peterloo at HOME in Manchester on Wednesday 17 October.

It will feature a Q&A and be simulcast to cinemas around the UK, with Leigh and members of the cast set to attend. It will also screen in London on Friday 19 October.

The film tells the story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester was brutally supressed by the British army. …

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