|Sun 28th April||3.30pm|
This special screening of Mike Leigh’s historical epic will be followed by a panel discussion, organised by the TUC Yorkshire & the Humber. The discussion will be hosted by Cllr Dr Carol Stow, Mayor of Hebden Royd Town Council and will explore the enduring legacy of the events in the film and how they relate to issues of representation, democracy and the union movement today. With panel guests to include Stephen Hall, President of the Greater Manchester Association Trades Union Councils. Tickets are usual cinema prices and can be bought on the door. The film will start at 4pm.
Dir: Mike Leigh | UK | 2018 | 154 mins
Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst
Mike Leigh orchestrates a superb ensemble cast including Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake in this rousing, sweeping tale of a defining moment in British democracy: the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819. Returning from the battle of Waterloo, shell-shocked soldiers find their hometowns ravaged by the gentry. A peaceful protest march is arranged, where radical orator Henry Hunt (Kinnear) will speak, but as the day approaches the situation becomes dangerously volatile… Weaving class consciousness, family dynamics, hypocrisy, humanism and the stories of everyday people into a socialist tapestry, Leigh depicts an historic act of state brutality with huge contemporary relevance.
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