Pride (2014 film)

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Pride is a 2014 British historical comedy-drama film written by Stephen Beresford and directed by Matthew Warchus. Based on a true story, it depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign.

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Directed byMatthew Warchus
Written byStephen Beresford
Produced byDavid Livingstone
CinematographyTat Radcliffe
Edited byMelanie Oliver
Music byChristopher Nightingale
Distributed byPathé Distribution (France)
20th Century Fox (United Kingdom)
Release dates
  • 23 May 2014 (2014-05-23) (Cannes Film Festival)
  • 12 September 2014 (2014-09-12) (United Kingdom)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
  • United Kingdom
  • France
Box office$16.7 million[2]

It was screened as part of the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival,[3][4] where it won the Queer Palm award.[5] Writer Stephen Beresford said a stage musical adaptation involving director Matthew Warchus was being planned.[6]

The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and for the BAFTA for Best British Film, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Imelda Staunton and for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.