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Pride trailer: lesbians and gays support the miners

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting 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 discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

Director Matthew Warchus, best known for staging theatre adaptions of Matilda, Lord of the Rings and Ghost, said it was a script he “just couldn’t say no to.” He said:

It made me laugh out loud, it surprised and delighted me at every turn, and it ultimately moved me to tears. It’s a truly affirming and inspiring story, funny, honest and moving, and by the end of it you want to punch the air and cheer.”

The film stars Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West.It is in cinemas from 19 September.

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