British film 'Pride' garners rave reviews, in theaters now

Highly anticipated British film Pride opens in select theaters in the U.S. today following a September 12 release in the UK. The film tells the true story of a group of LGBT advocates who joined forces with a small mining community in Wales in 1984 to protest coal mine closures. The film, directed by Matthew Warchus and starring Dominic West, Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott and Imelda Stauton, has garnered rave reviews. The New Yorker said:

"'Pride' is brilliantly entertaining just as it is, so I trust that no one connected with the film will be insulted if I say that, despite the existence of shows with similarly stirring themes, like 'Billy Elliot' and 'Kinky Boots,' the story would make a terrific musical. [...] Warchus has directed many successful theatrical productions, including musicals, and in this, his first movie in more than a decade, he appears to have an instinctive grasp of film tempo and mood. He moves quickly through crowd scenes and the procedural tasks that the groups perform to build their movement, and then slows down for the personal encounters, many of which are both heart-wrenching and funny. 'Pride' has an easy flow and a generous appreciation of vivid temperament and talent of any kind."

Read the full piece at The New Yorker. Check out the Pride trailer below and find a showing near you.