This is a post by Abby Popper, JBFC Public Relations
I was lucky enough to see a preview screening of Pride here at the JBFC upon the recommendation of my son who had seen it in London. He said it was “fab” and not to miss it. I pass his recommendation along to all of you!
Pride is a heartwarming, uplifting, joyous film with wonderful music and fine performances by Bill Nighy (Doctor Who; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake; The Girl), Paddy Considine (In America; Dead Man’s Shoes) and others. It is inspired by an unknown true story that took place in the summer of 1984 with Maggie Thatcher in power and the National Union of Mineworkers on strike in a small Welsh village. A London-based gaggle of gay and lesbian activists with conflicting personalities start to raise money to support the strikers’ families and decide to deliver the funds in person, venturing there on a fun-filled ride on a mini-bus. That is when the bonding begins between the villagers and the activists, amidst the difficulties of bigots, provincial village families, politicians, and more. The bonding does happen and the results spread over to the following year with the Gay Pride march in London. You will laugh, you will be teary, you will cheer, and you will very much enjoy this film!
Pride is now showing at the Burns. Get your tickets today!