Pride

A joyful, uplifting British dramedy: like Billy Elliot with grown-up politics

This is a movie to get your fist pumping (assuming, of course, that you and I have similarly dreamy notions of intersectional solidarity). Based closely on a true story, Pride is set in London and Wales in 1984, during the brutal British miner's strike. A small group of gay men and lesbians decides during London Pride to make common cause with the striking miners, raising money to support another oppressed and marginalized group. When the union itself won't take their money, they travel to a small, socially conservative mining village in Wales to offer their support. The story of two communities coming together in friendship and solidarity is triumphant and heartwarming, acted wonderfully by an all-star cast including Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, and Dominic West.