When you seen what we've done here, we're pledging our friendship - we've made history.
It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA awards; Outstanding British Film, Imelda Staunton for Best Supporting Actress, and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Stephen Beresford (Writer) and David Livingstone (Producer).
Winner of Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress for Imelda Staunton and Best Supporting Actor for Andrew Scott at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards.
Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Andrew Scott, Ben Schnetzer
Christine Langan, Cameron McCracken, James Clayton
Pathé, BBC Films, Proud Films and BFI present with the participation of Canal+ and Ciné+ A Calamity Films Production
12 September 2014
Out on DVD
2 March 2015
26 December 2016
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