UNITED FRONT: Steph (Faye Marsay), Joe (George MacKay), Mark (Ben Schnetzer), Mike (Joseph Gilgun), Dai (Paddy Considine), Carl (Kyle Rees) and Gary (Jack Baggs) in a scene from Pride.
UNITED FRONT: Steph (Faye Marsay), Joe (George MacKay), Mark (Ben Schnetzer), Mike (Joseph Gilgun), Dai (Paddy Considine), Carl (Kyle Rees) and Gary (Jack Baggs) in a scene from Pride.

Win tickets to screening of Pride

BASED on an incredible true story, Pride is a film about two seemingly disparate communities that form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

Set during the Thatcher era, the Welsh mining community of Dulais faces dark days as it struggles to make ends meet during the 1984 mine workers' strike.

Recognising the sting of marginalisation and driven by a sense of solidarity, a group of gay and lesbian activists in London decide to raise funds for the striking miners and their families.

The group calls itself "LGSM" - Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners - and approaches the mine workers' union to pledge its support.

But there is a problem - the union seems unwilling to accept its help.

Undeterred, the LGSM members travel to a small village in Dulais to make their donation in person.

Initially, they are met with scepticism.

But championed by an open-minded few, including local leader Dai and the formidable village matriarch Hefina, the two communities soon overcome prejudice to forge an extraordinary bond.

A terrific ensemble cast, including Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton, portray an array of richly drawn characters in this tender portrait of the real people who stood up and fought for their place in society.

A rousing British crowd-pleaser in the spirit of Billy Elliot and The Full Monty, Pride is a funny, affecting and truly inspiring film about how the unlikeliest of unions can bring about the greatest change.

Based on true events, Pride is a film about two worlds colliding and then entwining, and a rousing celebration of the alliance between two disparate groups of people.

The Northern Star is giving away 80 double passes to an invitation-only free word-of-mouth screening of Pride on Tuesday, October 21, at 6.30pm at Palace Cinemas Byron Bay.

Send an email to starent@northernstar.com.au with your full name, address, and contact number.

The giveaway will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis.

Incomplete entries will not be considered.

Winners will need to collect their passes from one of our offices (Goonellabah, Ballina, Casino, Byron or Tweed) by 5pm on October 21 to attend the film. Photo ID must be shown.



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