Pride

Pride

DVD - 2014
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Inspired by actual events, director Matthew Warchus' Pride details the unlikely friendship forged between a small community of striking miners in Wales and the London-based gay-and-lesbian activists who raise funds to feed their families in the summer of 1984. With no end to the strike in sight, the urban activists venture into the countryside to deliver their donation in person, and find they have more in common with the people of this struggling community than anyone on either side could have expected.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal Studios, c2014
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC PRI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sd, col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Pride (Motion picture : 2014)

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Paulco
Aug 28, 2017

A true jem of a movie, laughing and crying at the same time. I got the most out of it with closed captioning on, the accents were a bit to much for me

AL_ANNA Mar 28, 2017

Really enjoyable, funny, historical, educational, and a bit sad. Nice to see what happened in the U.K. in the mid 1980's.

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kozakd
Feb 20, 2017

An important, very enjoyable movie that teaches us about a piece of history that we all are better for knowing. It also calls attention to the very beginning of the AIDS epidemic, which many young adults have no context or memory of. It is fun without patronising anyone, teaches us without preaching.

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Nursebob
Sep 11, 2016

In the spirit of recent English feel-good movies Matthew Warchus’ effervescent little dramedy, based on actual headlines, milks much warmth and humour from its central theme of two opposing cultures coming to understand one another. The miners are all gruff machismo (although the most hateful voice is female) while the gays react with camp wit despite shaking like fish out of water. There’s all the expected watershed moments you’d expect—someone comes out of the closet, someone gets bashed, AIDS rears its ugly head, and small acts of tolerance lead inexorably toward camaraderie—but the swanning is kept to a believable level and no one is relegated to stock cliché. Of course it never happened exactly this way although the LGSM (“Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners”) did raise thousands of pounds causing hundreds of miners to show their gratitude by marching in London’s 1985 Gay Pride Parade. Hollywood manipulations aside, this charming feature is ultimately lifted from the mainstream by a crackling script and editing that never leaves you sitting idle. And the cast, above all, shines in every frame. A fine piece of humanist filmmaking in which blue collars and pink glitter prove once again that there is strength in solidarity.

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dylankemp
Jul 24, 2016

In the tradition of, well, loads of English movies, "Pride" is gentle, witty, and heartfelt. It's about a small group of Gay and Lesbian activists who want to support the striking miners, struggling under Thatcher. Their offer to help is not welcomed by everybody, and the story unfolds. I recommend it. Warm and delightful.

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britprincess1ajax
May 09, 2016

A great British dramedy about how lesbians and gay men fought to support the rights of the striking Welsh coal miners in 1984 when everyone else turned their back on them. It was a tumultuous time when bigotry was allowed to bloom untamed. But slowly the barriers are broken down to find true appreciation in their common cause: the freedom to live a life worth living. An underrated gem, PRIDE was a delight to watch and gave me a few laughs with a sprinkling of historical tidbits. I recommend PRIDE.

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LittleNoName
Apr 25, 2016

Subtitles are good size, white with no background.
Highly recommend. Uplifts the spirit, too bad we didn't have a fraction of the empathy in this true story.

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uzebdrumz
Mar 06, 2016

A group of LGBTQ activists decide to support striking mine workers in mid-80's UK while trying to achieve their own social acceptance. The film is filled with both failure and success, & ultimately provides us with the outcomes of some of the real-world characters in the film. The cultural drama is still relevant today. So shines a good deed in a weary world.

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rhodo86
Jan 28, 2016

Glad I trusted the ratings and reviews. Its truly a delightful uplifting movie. It won me over with its storyline, acting and directing. No special effects or superheros needed. What a breath of fresh air! Highly recommended.

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ariesman
Jan 14, 2016

Wonderful movie and everybody here has said all the complementary things so much better than I

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