Sheffield Film Festival: Pride + Q&A 15

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From the archive

This film was last shown on 2 June 2024

Marking the 40th anniversary of the Miner’s Strike, the 10th anniversary of the film’s release, and the beginning of Pride Month, Showroom Cinema is delighted to return Pride to the big screen for a very special screening.

Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

This screening is followed by a Q&A with Mike Jackson, co-founder of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners, who is played by Joe Gilgun in Pride.


Matthew Warchus
2 hours
Andrew Scott, Dominic West, George MacKay


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