Matthew Warchus’s “Pride” appears to be the LGBT answer to a long line of conventional but charming British dramas where folks find a way to come together to get ‘er done.
The film — which premiered at Cannes to warm reviews and the Queer Palm for best LGBT film — is set in the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, leading 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, of course, discover that “standing together makes for the strongest union of all.”
CBS Films is releasing the film Stateside on September 19th (September should be quite the month for LGBT releases between this, “The Skeleton Twins” and “Lilting”), and just pushed out a trailer online. And it’s pretty much bound to warm your heart, whether you like it or not.