Pride

  • Screening Dates: 12th March 2015, 8pm  //  19th March 2015, 6pm
  • Starring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott.
  • Directed by: Matthew Warchus
  • Running time: 2 hrs
  • Rating: M offensive language, sexual references & drug use
  • Language: English
Synopsis:

Based on an incredible true story, “Pride” is a film about two seemingly opposite communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership..

Set during the Thatcher era, the Welsh mining community struggle to make ends meet during the 1984 miners’ strike. In London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money for the miners in solidarity. The group call themselves ‘LGSM’ –  Lesbians and Gays Support for Miners –  and approach the Union of Mineworkers to pledge their support. But there is a problem  — the Union is unwilling to accept their help. Undeterred, the LGSM members single out a small mining village in Wales and set out in their minivan to make their donation in person. Championed by an open-minded few, including local Union leader Dai, and the formidable village matriarch Hefina, the 2 communities eventually overcome prejudice to form an extraordinary bond.

Pride is a rousing British crowd-pleaser, a funny, affecting and truly inspiring film. With a terrific ensemble cast, this is a tender portrait of the real people who stood up and fought for their place in society.