Film Screening: Pride (2014)
Thursday 23 June, 7pm
It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
But the activists are 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 seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
Based on a true story, the film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and for the BAFTA for Best British Film, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Imelda Staunton and for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
Accompanied by a stunning soundtrack from 1984, including songs by Soft Cell, Pet Shop Boys, Bronski Beat, Culture Club, Frankie and the poignant For a Friend by the Communards, written for the real Mark Ashton.
Dir: Matthew Warchus
Tickets: £8 or £6.50 for BME Annual Pass holders
Please note there are no ads or trailers, the film starts at 7pm. Our museum galleries are closed during evening events.