Pride

Synopsis: 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 th
Director(s): Matthew Warchus
Production: CBS Films
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 17 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
79
Rotten Tomatoes:
92%
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Year:
2014
119 min
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...unprecedented violence,

and with the strike

entering its fourth month,

the government insisted

that it will push ahead

with plans to close 20 pits with

the loss of over 20,000 jobs,

an action that Mr. Scargill says

will destroy entire communities.

You can look back in 10

years and you can say:

"In 1984, I was proud and privileged

to be a party to the

greatest struggle on Earth."

I left my number.

Just in case.

Everything's at stake for me.

I'm 27 years old, right?

See you on the march then?

I'm fighting for their jobs, not me own.

We've used the savings up.

We have no money left.

All we've got is pride and self-respect,

and we'll carry on keeping that.

The prime minister today

defended her position.

I can't change my style.

It has to be a style of firm leadership.

One isn't here to be a softie.

You're here to be a good, firm leader.

- Here, Mark, do you wanna play ball?

- Tomorrow, buddy.

- Here you go, Mark.

- Great, thanks.

I've spoken to the council

about your deviant parties.

There's no need to do that.

Knock on the door, we'd let you in.

They're sending a policeman.

Oh, I do hope so.

Mark!

Thanks.

Then the riot squad,

the helmeted policemen

with their plastic shields

were deployed after smoke

bombs were thrown.

- The violence continued.

- Thanks, Dad.

The pickets nearly broke

through the barricade.

The train now approaching

is the 9:
23 to London Victoria.

Is that copper really straight?

Two, four, six, eight.

Is that copper really straight?

Two, four, six, eight.

Is that copper really straight?

Two, four, six, eight.

Is that copper really straight?

Hey, grab a hold of this,

will you, mate?

- Oh, no, sorry. I...

- Five minutes till me friends get here.

- Come on.

- Just that I don't want to be too visible.

- Is it your first Pride?

- Yeah, first anything.

Yeah, well, this is the best way.

You need to throw yourself in.

The thing is,

is I'm actually from Bromley.

Well, don't worry about that.

We're a broad church.

No, it's the train. It's further

out than people think and I...

Oi! I been dragging this

thing since Marble Arch.

What, are they buckets?

Surprised you have to ask that,

coming from Accrington.

- Does anything get rid of love bites?

- No, where's Mark now?

- Listen up.

- Where have you been?

Everyone, take a bucket

and start rattling.

- This is for the miners.

- Miners?

We agreed on a banner, Mark.

It's a show of solidarity.

Who hates the miners? Thatcher.

Who else? The police, the public and

the tabloid press. Sound familiar?

- Surely, Mark...

- But the only problem we've got,

is Mary Whitehouse,

and that can be a matter of time.

- Mark...

- I know, it's not been planned.

It's not been thought through,

but it's a really good idea, isn't it?

Isn't it?

- What am I supposed to do with this?

- Give it to the lesbians.

Oh, for God's sake. Right, looks like

you're off the hook, mate. Good lad.

Whatever Mark says, we do it.

Don't ask me why.

- Disgusting.

- Yes.

We're collecting for the

miners and their families!

Collecting for the miners

and their families, guys!

Gays and lesbians support

the miners and their families!

I was wondering, do you need a hand?

Well, well, if it isn't Bromley.

I mean, my last train's

actually not for ages.

- Gays and lesbians support miners!

- Gays and lesbians support miners!

- Gays and lesbians support miners!

- Support the miners!

Guys, support the miners!

Gays and lesbians support miners!

Collecting for miners!

Support the miners. Come on.

Support the miners! Support the miners!

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Stephen Beresford

Stephen Beresford (born c. 1972) is an English actor and writer. He is best known for writing the play The Last of the Haussmans, produced by the National Theatre in 2012, and the 2014 motion picture Pride, which won the Queer Palm award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.In a 2012 review, Kate Kellaway of The Observer wrote: "It is with disbelief that one discovers that The Last of the Haussmans is actor Stephen Beresford's first play. It is a knockout – entertaining, sad and outrageous. If he has more of this quality to write, he is going to be a major name."Beresford was born in London and raised in Dartmouth. He began acting with a local children's drama group when he was nine years old, and later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. As an actor, Beresford's performances have included Where There's Smoke (2000) and That Thing You Drew (2010). Beresford has said that when working on screenplays, he always looks for projects with an "element of subversion" in them, so that he can find ways to smuggle in messages and meaning.He was a new entry in 2014 to the Independent on Sunday's Rainbow List at number 17. more…

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