The GPLT Movie Series begins its 13th season at 7:00 pm, Sunday, Nov 2 at Grande Prairie Live Theatre with Pride, a wonderful film from the UK that was inspired by true events. At the height of the Thatcher era in 1984, a group of gay and lesbian activists in London decide to raise money to support the families of striking coal miners in Wales. But does the National Union of Mineworkers actually want their help? One small village does and the unlikely alliance that forms not only gives the film its heart but also fills it with laughter.
Rated 14A (Coarse Language), Pride had its North American premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last month. It was on my must-see list while I was there and became one of my top three picks. I’m thrilled we’re able to bring this crowd-pleasing feel-good movie to Grande Prairie in partnership with Film Circuit, a division of TIFF. Tickets are $12 (students $6) and they can be purchased online at gplt.ab.ca or by phoning (780) 538-1616 or in person at the Box Office or at the door.