Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, Apr 1, 2019
7:30pm

BLEAK, BUT NEVER BORING: LIFE ACCORDING TO MIKE LEIGH
Director Mike Leigh In Person!
PETERLOO
Presented with the support of British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles.
Discussion following with director Mike Leigh.
PETERLOO
2018, Amazon Studios, 154 min, UK, Dir: Mike Leigh

In his newest film, Mike Leigh returns to the realm of historical drama that he explored with MR. TURNER, here commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester, England. Though not well-known in the U.S., this 1819 protest against Parliament met with an unexpectedly violent response from a military terrified of domestic revolution, and its chaotic climax led to wide-ranging reform within both the electoral system and modern British journalism. PETERLOO achieves breathtaking scope while preserving meticulous attention to period detail, and Leigh commands his massive crowd of extras just as deftly as he handles the remarkable ensemble cast led by Maxine Peake, Rory Kinnear and David Moorst.


Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.
Aero Theatre • Mon, Apr 1, 2019 • 7:30pm

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