ENFYS PRESENTS: Pride – A free screening for LGBT History Month
23/02/2015, 18:00 - 21:00
ENFYS, the Cardiff University LGBT+ Staff Network are hosting a free screening of the inspiring movie PRIDE to celebrate LGBT History Month.
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with real-life legend, Dai Donovan, who is played in the film by Paddy Considine.
Set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
The film has won several awards including Best Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress (for Imelda Staunton) and Best Supporting Actor (for Andrew Scott) at the British Independent Film Awards 2014.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Tickets must be booked in advance. The film is Certificate 15 so you must be aged 15 or over to attend. We suggest you walk or cycle to the venue as parking in the area is limited. The Haydn Ellis Building is within walking distance of the train station on Park Place. The venue is accessible to wheelchair users.Book places
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