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Pride. Copyright: Calamity Films.

Pride

2014 British comedy film about gay activists in 1984. Stars Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott and others.

Pride. Copyright: Calamity Films.

Pride

Culture clash comedy drama about gay activists who work to help Welsh miners during their lengthy 1984 strike

Genre
Film
Released
2014
Starring
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, George MacKay, Joe Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer and others
Writer
Stephen Beresford
Director
Matthew Warchus
Producers
David Livingstone, Cameron McCracken, Christine Langan and James Clayton

It's the summer of 1984 - Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike.

In London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of striking miners, dubbing themselves the LGSM (Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners). But there is a problem: the NUM is deeply homophobic and does not want their support.

The LGSM is not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two alien communities who find common ground and form a surprising partnership.

For many from both sides, there are surprising revelations and moments of enlightenment along the way.

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