Pride (2014)

Pride (2014)
Country: UK
Release Year: 2014
Director: Matthew Warchus
Writer: Stephen Beresford
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 120 min
Cast:Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay
Monica Dolan, Matthew Flynn
Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun
Faye Marsay, Freddie Fox
Studio:Calamity Films, Pathé, BBC Films
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In 1984 20 year old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin's Soho bookshop. Not only are gays being threatened by Thatcher but the miners are on strike in response to her pit closures and Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton believes gays and miners should show solidarity. Almost by accident a mini-bus full of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley and through their sincere fund raising and Jonathan's nifty disco moves persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear Mark turns it back on her with a hugely successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. The miners are defeated and return to work but at the Pride march ...

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