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New Trailer for 'Pride' Shows The Softer Side of Miners

By Genevieve Burgess | Trailers | August 9, 2014 | Comments ()


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There’s been enough movies set in or around British miner’s strikes that we may be onto a new genre. This latest entry takes place during the miner’s strike of 1984 when a group of gays and lesbians partnered with a mining community in Wales to help support them through the strike. It’s based on a true story, and the effects of the alliance went far beyond the strike. The movie stars Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, and Paddy Considine. The film was screened at Cannes during the Directors’ Fortnight and walked away with the Queer Palm award.

Pride will be released in the UK on September 12th. There is currently no US release date. I know that won’t stop many of you incredibly resourceful people out there.




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  • mediamaven27

    "Celebrating the Pits and Perverts union of 1984" Not a very sensitive tagline even if it's in reference to something specific gays were called in 1984.

  • Meg

    Well it was an actual headline that The Sun ran while all this was happening and was totally intended to be derogatory, but the protesters decided to reclaim it. I see its intention as being similar to the formation of the SlutWalks, after that police officer said something about how women shouldn't dress like sluts if they don't want to be harrassed/raped.

  • Buck off

    That's what they called themselves, I think there was a gig or festival called that if I remember correctly.

  • manting

    whats the queer palm award? Is that an award only for movies concerning LGBT issues?

  • emmalita

    Yes, for Cannes film festival entries that are LGBTQ related.

  • manting

    that is crazy. Its 2014 - cant all films be judged on their merits as a group rather than shunting off movies into minority categories. I though higher of Cannes than that.

  • RobynRobotron

    In any sort of festival with awards, there are lots of different compartmentalized awards, for all kinds of different things. They provide more than one way for a film to get recognition, and therefore attention, that it wouldn't get if there was only one big prize. This is a good thing, that enables smaller films an audience and it's extremely important for marginalized groups. Don't confuse providing a platform with segregation.

  • emmalita

    I'm not sure it's an official Cannes prize. I think it's an independent group.

  • Billybob

    *Paddy Considine.

    Edit: The trailer makes it look like a "laugh at the funny Taffs" comedy. Given how real life worked out, that may not be the case.

  • emmalita

    Not so great for the miners and the mines, but it did have lasting positive impacts on LGBTQ rights in the UK.

    It does make me want to go back and listen to The Bugle's account of Margaret Thatcher's funeral.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Fixed, thank you. That's what I get for trying to go off memory.

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