- 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
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.