General Information

Glossary: P
Released Year: 2014
Runtime: 119 minutes
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Directors: Matthew Warchus
Writers: Stephen Beresford
Casts: Ben Schnetzer, Abram Rooney, Jim McManus, George MacKay, Monica Dolan, Matthew Flynn, Andrew Scott, Joseph Gilgun, Faye Marsay, Freddie Fox, Lucy Timmons, Jordan Metcalfe, Roger Morlidge, Dean Ashton, Chris Overton
IMDB: Pride (2014) - IMDB

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Reviews

100
Time Out London - Dave Calhoun
It’s a joyous film, full of love and warmth but unafraid to admit that with sticking out your neck comes struggle and sorrow. Truly lovely.
90
The New Yorker - David Denby
Pride is brilliantly entertaining just as it is, so I trust that no one connected with the film will be insulted if I say that, despite the existence of shows with similarly stirring themes, like “Billy Elliot” and “Kinky Boots,” the story would make a terrific musical.
88
New York Observer - Rex Reed
A joyous, well-researched and liberating film in the feel-good spirit of "Billy Elliot," "The Full Monty" and "Calendar Girls."
80
Empire - Angie Errigo
A clear winner that makes you laugh, cry, and generally want to party and parade like it’s 1984.

Pride (2014)


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 ...