Pride is a movie based on events you may not have heard about. A group of young LGBT teens and adults came together to help another marginalized group, the miner’s union, because they can empathize and know that there is strength in numbers. It’s clear from the trailer that the goal is to come back with tons of awards. Watch:
PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
DIRECTED BY: Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) WRITTEN BY: Stephen Beresford PRODUCED BY: David Livingstone
CAST: Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Maleficent), Dominic West (The Hour), Paddy Considine (Submarine), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), George MacKay (How I Live Now), Joseph Gilgun (Lockout), Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft)