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SECC Living in Harmony Film Series: Pride & The True Story

Thomas Room

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales, and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. 

Based on the inspirational true story, this 2014 British film stars Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton, Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy, Golden Globe nominee Dominic West, and BAFTA winner Paddy Considine. Pride premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it received a standing ovation, and went on to achieve wide critical acclaim. We will also be showing a behind-the-scenes documentary short film about the real-life activists: The True Story. 

See the movie trailer here.

Later Event: May 26
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