PRIDE. Released September. Starring Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy
A captivating and warm movie from the beginning. Based on a true story and et in summer 1984, this film explores the gay activists working to help miners during the lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers. Forming a union – G.L.S.M (Gays and Lesbians support the miners), you see friendships blossom as the G.L.S.M help the miners face the ridicule that they once received. I still feel that nowadays there are odd instances where being gay causes problems, so being gay back then must have been such a hardship all the time.It’s rare to see a film where each cast member is just as strong as the next, I can only imagine what a pleasure this must have been to work on as an actor.It was my first time going to see a film at the Haymarket Cineworld and what a beautiful vintage screen that was. It really helped set the scene and it was so nice to scan around the audience and see what a eclectic bunch we were – it was a film that appealed to so many people. I went with 3 of my friends from college and it was the first time in 10 years of knowing each other that all 4 of us have been to the cinema together!
It was nice seeing Imelda Staunton and Bill Nighy on top form as per usual. They truly are two british gems when it comes to acting. Such versatility and longevity they have as actors. The film, as I said, had an equally talented cast and it was nice to be brought to the attention of some other actors such as Jessica Gunning, Dominic West and George MacKay. I will for sure be looking out for other film and TV shows that they are in.I can’t recommend this film enough, what a beautiful piece of Cinema. Documenting history in a true British cinematography way, giving you emotion, humour and so much more. I would go as far as to say the best film I have see this year. So please do swing by and see it.