Sexual orientation and political unrest form the hilarious true life account in the film, Pride

Pride is a 2014 British LGBT-related historical comedy-drama film, playing this Friday at Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.

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Popular English actress Imelda Staunton (middle) acts as Hefina Headon, a women's support activist, in the 2015 film Pride. Photo: Publicity shot.

The Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre is proud to host a Pride Season kickoff extravaganza this weekend event Oct. 2 and 3, including a screening of Pride on Friday, Oct 2, and a performance by Vancouver Queen tribute band Stone Cold Crazy on Saturday, Oct. 3.

Here is our preview of Pride; look for the Revelstoke Mountaineer preview of Stone Cold Crazy tomorrow.

Winner of the Queer Palm as the best LGBT film at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and currently rated a whopping 92% approval rating on film review website Rotten Tomatoes, this film is the story of two unlikely groups who join forces for the greater good.

Pride is a film about the unlikely alliance between Welsh miners and the LGBT community. Photo: Publicity shot.
Pride is a film about the unlikely alliance between Welsh miners and the LGBT community. Photo: Publicity shot.

It’s summer in 1984 and Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike against her strong polices. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decide to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But the Union is too embarrassed to receive their support so
 the activists go directly to the source, identifying a small mining village in Onilwyn, Wales. In person they realise that the miners also routinely endure the same kind of police, media and governmental abuse as they do and end up working together in this prolonged strike.

Big names Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton kick along this amusing story about the unlikely friendships that form between the Welsh miners and the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) community.

This film has a high sprinkling of sharp humour and subsequent foot-in-mouth interactions as the two groups try to understand the other.

Rating: R (for language and brief sexual content).

When: Friday October 2, 2015 – 7:30 p.m., Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.

Box Office: Tickets $5. Buy tickets online and access online discounts here. Enter special promo code revmountaineer for a 5% discount.

Watch: Check out the making of this feature in the short clip below.

Check out other upcoming films and events in the Revelstoke Mountaineer’s guide to the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre’s loaded winter calendar.