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Pride Rated 15

Pride

Dir. Matthew Warchus. UK, 2014. 2h. Starring Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott, Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Freddie Fox, George MacKay, Ben Schnetzer, Faye Marsay.

It's the summer of 1984, and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian campaigners to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the team of activists 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 most influential union of all.

The screening will be preceded by a special introductory talk by author Nicola Field, an original member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, whose story is told in the film.

'It's a joyous film, full of love and warmth but unafraid to admit that with sticking out your neck comes struggle and sorrow.’ ★★★★★ Dave Calhoun, Time Out

‘Warchus is a theatre director by trade, and Pride vibrates with the same energy and uplift as a great stage show. It chases applause, and earns it.’ ★★★★ Robbie Collin, The Telegraph