From the great British filmmaker Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner, Vera Drake, Secrets & Lives) comes this 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 episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to protest against rising levels of poverty. It was a defining moment in British democracy and also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper. (PG-13, 154 mins)