Pride – Watch The Exclusive First Trailer

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What do you get when you mix Welsh miners and a bunch of gay activists?

The answer is ‘Pride’, a new British comedy-drama charting the real-life meeting in 1984 between a group of gay men and women from London who stood in solidarity alongside the striking miners.

It’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike…. [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 … 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.

Starring Dominic West, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine amongst a pretty stellar homegrown cast, the movie – which is directed by stage guru Matthew Warchus – highlights the conflict as well as the unique bond formed by these two diverse groups.

Frustrated by the miners’ union’s refusal to accept their donation, the activists decide to pile into a minibus and travel to a small village in Wales to hand over their donation in person. Initially met with suspicion, the residents soon realize that while from seemingly different worlds, they have the same enemies in Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the police.

Pride hits cinemas on 12 September 2014.

Ben Falk
UK Senior Movies Writer
27 Jun 2014

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