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New Mike Leigh film Peterloo comes close but not here……? – The Coleford Hub

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New Mike Leigh film Peterloo comes close but not here……?

Ok  Monmouth is not far but why are our two independent cinemas in the Forest not sure if they are going to screen Mike Leigh’s new film about the struggles to win the vote for women whilst Savoy cinema in Monmouth has dates and times already advertised?

” We don’t really get an audience for that type of film” Studio Cinema

The film stars Maxine Peake- who made her name in Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies, Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson, Vincent Franklin, Karl Johnson, Tim McInnerny and tell a true story base in the North of England

There has never been a feature film about the Peterloo Massacre,’ says Leigh. ‘The universal significance of this historic event becomes ever more relevant in our own turbulent times.’

Mike Leigh directs the story of the infamous 1819 massacre at a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester.

In 2016 ‘I Daniel Blake’ which won Cannes film festival highest award also had a battle to reach local screens

In the Forest we have two independent cinemas showing a range of different films but too often exactly the same films when they could be offering a wider choice and including some of the ‘other’ films from the Uk and around the world that sometimes get reviewed and shown in a few city venues but do not get to our rural screens…call them up ask when you can see ‘Peterloo’