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Pride (movie) - when Welsh miners and gay activists teamed up to fight Thatcher

Discussion in 'protest, direct action and demos' started by dynamicbaddog, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I didn't know about this film. I've just booked my ticket for my local cinema for next week. I never go to the pictures! I'm looking forward to it. Will probably be the only one there, Tuesday afternoon :D
     
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  2. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Can i use this thread to make people aware that another miners strike themed film is out next month:

    Still the Enemy Within


    Screenings here.
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  4. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    That sounds very interesting.
     
  5. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    sorry that was 42 mins I could only bear to skip through it - did they ever say anything interesting?
     
  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    That wasn't about the film really - it just happened to use the same title.
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    No.
     
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  8. brixtonscot

    brixtonscot Well-Known Member

  9. brixtonscot

    brixtonscot Well-Known Member

    Gay Pride 85
     

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  10. brixtonscot

    brixtonscot Well-Known Member

    Pinko Commie Queers at Gay Pride 85
     

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  11. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    I
    I got a quick mention in his diary of the miners strike :)
     
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  12. dynamicbaddog

    dynamicbaddog Well-Known Member

    Yes! Even after all these years Mark is still prominent in my thoughts. I used to hang about in the YCL office when he was working there, helping him make banners and that. A remarkable man who had a profound and lasting influence on me politically
     
  13. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  14. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I just looked and there are still free tickets available in loads of places including Croydon.
     
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  15. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    We lost so many good men in the 80s while Thatcher and the press vilified us. I miss them still too.
     
  16. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    Looking forward to that, sent money towards it via kickstarter
     
  17. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    We'll be making sure to go and see Pride very soon.

    festivaldeb was at Uni (in Swansea) at the same time as Sian James (important in strike real life, and in the film, and now MP here in Swansea East). She's pretty sound, as mainstream Labour MPs go, but we hear she's retiring at the next election :(
     
  18. friedaweed

    friedaweed Branded as a fool

    Gonna go see it Thursday with teh teenager. For FreeeEEEEEEEEEEE:D

    Thanks for heads up dynamicbaddog :thumbs:
     
  19. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

    He used to stay at the ex's house when there was stuff happening in London. Don't know what he's on though (monkey glands?) - he barely seems to have aged.....
     
  20. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    Could be that Aldi anti wrinkle cream, highly rated.
     
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  21. friedaweed

    friedaweed Branded as a fool

    Didn't work on my natsack:hmm:
     
  22. The39thStep

    The39thStep Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbour?

    probably should be bequeathed to the British Museum
     
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  23. past caring

    past caring The Cathars were right

     
  24. Wilf

    Wilf Tots els coperos són bastards

    Saw the trailer last night at the pics, hadn't seen this thread. Looked very 'feel good' from the trailer but I suspect there'll be a lot more politics in it when you see the actual film (sorry, couldn't think of a non-pompous way of writing that sentence!). I'm sure it will make me cry! :thumbs:
     
  25. lazythursday

    lazythursday Well-Known Member

    Saw the film with my freebie tickets last night. Very moving, very entertaining, very true to the spirit of the times. It's left me feeling somewhat depressed today though.

    There are very few dramatic representations of what it was like to grow up gay in the 80s (in fact I'm struggling to think of anything apart from the video to Smalltown Boy) and reliving the virulent homophobia and dark shadow of AIDS was difficult, 'triggering' I guess is the word some people might use... The scene where Joe is confronted by his parents was a gruesome re-enactment, almost word-for-word of my own unmasking a couple of years later. I'm not sure though that a younger generation would quite pick up on all the references ('swirling in a cesspit of their own making' etc) and realise just how mainstream being actively homophobic was in those days.

    I'm not sure if the making of this film represents victory or defeat. To my 15 year old self it would have seemed utterly remarkable that the 'loony left'/gay rights axis would ever be the subject of a heartwarming brit-com. But is that just because at 30 years distance all those ideas about solidarity are no longer a threat, a bit like how Tony Benn became a cuddly national treasure?

    So yeah, really proud of those people and glad their story has been immortalised, still angry about the newspapers who ranted about perverts and now will probably give this film a 5 star review, and sad that we've collectively lost so much since those times, even if we've gained in terms of equality.
     
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  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    anyone near Merthyr??
    30 tickets up for grabs for tomorrow
     
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  27. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Is the film going to be showing in cinemas on a general release?
     
  28. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    Yeah I think so. They're pitching it as a mainstream film not a niche interest thing.
     
  29. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Just checked.... its out on general release tomorrow.
     
  30. brixtonscot

    brixtonscot Well-Known Member

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