What follows is genuinely heart-warming, as two marginalised communities come to understand one another. Pride avoids gushiness: Stephen Beresford's sensitive script is spot-on, steering clear of thickly applied sentiment. Beresford excels in combining humour and pathos, and the characters he creates are as believable as those in his phenomenal 2012 The Last of the Haussmans, which debuted two years ago at the National Theatre.
One of the latest British films to tackle the history of sexual minority movements, it is the first film directed by Matthew Warchus, he of the wildly successful, TONY-award-winning Matilda the Musical. The film features a stellar ensemble of British national treasures, including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, and the excellent Paddy Considine.
Set to be one of the best films in LGBT cinema in the coming months, it’s a jolly comedy and a good old faith-restorer, without a sugar-coating – more Billy Elliot than Richard Curtis, and all the better for it.
Pride is being screened in London parks this summer as part of Luna Cinema's open-air film programme - book your tickets now!
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|Nearest tube||Acton Town (underground)|
12 Sep 14 – 12 Oct 14, 12:00 AM