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.