_rbdave73dj1_hires212Opening in theaters this weekend, PRIDE is set in 1984 and tells the true story of how a group of London based gay and lesbian activists joined together to financially aid striking mine workers in a small Welsh town. Under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s iron thumb, the miners were being starved out and losing their houses until they put aside their prejudices and accepted help from their new unlikely ally.

Directed by Tony Award winner MATTHEW WARCHUS, the large cast of unknowns is joined by more familiar faces BILL NIGHY, DOMINIC WEST, PADDY CONSIDINE and IMELDA STAUNTON.

A truly heartwarming story of acceptance and compassion, the film is also hugely funny. It was the humor that was largely responsible for attracting the cast and, during a recent press conference in Toronto, BILL NIGHY went into detail about taking the role. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)

PRIDE opens in theaters 9/26

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Posted by Bob Healy