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Laborfest: Film: Pride
Date Thursday July 19
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
518 Valencia, San Francisco. 16th St BART.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorLaborfest
Pride 2014 (120 min.) UK
FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival
Directed by Matthew Warchus (UK)
The unity of workers and oppressed minorities is the story of Pride. In a successful effort to break the miners’ union, former Prime Minister Thatcher (PM 1979-1990) decided to force the National Union of Miners out on strike during 1984-1985. This movie encapsulates the strong support the miners and their families had from the people of the UK. The Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) was an alliance of lesbians and gay men who formed in support of the striking British miners during the year long UK miners strike. Despite initial and difficult efforts to break through the socially conservative miners’ communities they finally joined together in a common struggle for workers justice and human rights. By the end of the strike there were eleven chapters throughout the UK, and the miners ended up leading London’s Lesbian and Gay Pride parade in 1985. This powerful story, through comedy and real history, tells us how we can build working class unity.
Awards and Nominations at:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0911334/awards?ref_=nm_awd
Winner 2014 Cannes Film Festival Queer Palm Award
Winner 2015 CinEuphoria Top Ten of the Year Audience Award
Winner 2014 Ghent International Film Festival Best Film Audience Award
See also:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_miners%27_strike_(1984%E2%80%9385)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesbians_Against_Pit_Closures
http://www.laborfest.net/wp/event/pride-2014-120-min-uk/
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 21st, 2018 5:36 AM