PRIDE – Film Screening
June 15, 2017 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Presented by CNY Pride
Free and Open to the Public
Part of the CNY Pride 2017 Festivities
PRIDE (2014) Directed by Matthew Warchus
This remarkable film, at once inspiring and hilarious, is based on a real-life incident. Britain, 1984: prime minister Margaret Thatcher is in power and Welsh miners, victimized by her harsh policies, are on strike. Sensing a common foe in Thatcher and the conservative press, a small group of gay and lesbians travel to Wales to offer support. Even when spurned by the Mineworkers Union, the gay group won’t back down, and an unlikely bond is born between straight miners and gay-rights activists, both of whom discover that standing together is the strongest union of all.
“Quite simply, one of the best films of the year” – SF Chronicle