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In theaters near you: Pride

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It’s 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.

Its a true story the Brits brought to the big screen. Certainly, there are several Problems the characters of the two - very different - groups have to solve to finally come together, but we don’t care, because the punchlines are a staccato of fun, the characters are lovable and the story as well as the dialogues are great and not boring at all. If you did like Billy Elliot, you’re going to like this feel-good movie and - who knows - maybe there will be a musical version in London’ Westend, soon. There’s potential in any case. Another plus is Bill Nighy - veteran of British comedy who is known to us from movies like “Love Actually”, “Underworld” (as fierce vampire king) and Harry Potter of course. And the other actors are cute, too.

Actors: Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay, Dominic West, Andrew Scott, Bill Nighy