Hammer Theatre SJ Mon, Mar 11, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:United Kingdom
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mike Leigh
Producer:Georgina Lowe
Screenwriter:Mike Leigh
Music:Gary Yershon
Cinematographer:Dick Pope
Editor:Jon Gregory
Cast:Rory Kinnear
Maxine Peake
Neil Bell
Philip Jackson
Vincent Franklin
Karl Johnson
Tim McInnerny


David vs Goliath.

Legendary director Mike Leigh (Topsy Turvey, Mr. Turner) delivers a masterful epic with his sweeping panoramic journey through a little-known moment of England's inglorious past--and a particularly bloody one, at that. Food shortages, diminishing wages, and chronic unemployment dog 19th century Manchester, England, despite its importance as a hub of the Industrial Age. At the center is Henry Hunt (played brilliantly by Rory Kinnear of Penny Dreadful fame), as he inspires people to demand reform only to be met with force. Gracefully juggling the viewpoints of those in power, to the working class, Leigh captivatingly brings to life a time of great change, inspiration, and struggle. A tale that is shocking, alarming, and relevant.