BFI London Film Festival Sets First Non-London Premiere With ‘Peterloo’ In Manchester

Read on: Deadline.

The BFI London Film Festival (Oct 10 -21) has set its first premiere outside the UK capital with a Manchester screening of Mike Leigh’s Peterloo on October 17. The screening, attended by writer-director Leigh and cast, will take place at the city’s HOME venue and will be followed by a London screening two days later. The Amazon-backed pic tells the story of the Peterloo massacre, which took place 199 years ago today. The notorious episode saw British government forces…