Sunday, December 28, 2014

Pride: The Movie; Militant Homosexuals March in Great Britain and on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

By Nicholas Stix

I thank the UP friend who forwarded this e-mail to me writing,
Note the description of this ‘heart-warming’ British flic. I’ll give it a pass.
‘They’ really are on the march….

Be very careful about movies that claim to be true stories. I have no idea what connection to reality this movie has.

FW: PFT Film: "Pride" on Fri. 1/2 & SAT. 1/3 -- a funny, heart-warming British film!

From: Petoskey Film []
Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2014 1:32 PM
To: Petoskey Film
Subject: PFT Film: "Pride" on Fri. 1/2 & SAT. 1/3 -- a funny, heart-warming British film!

Dear film lovers,

Here's the information on this week's film "Pride" showing Friday and SATURDAY this week.

(No Wed. showing this week. Happy New Years!). "Pride" is nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Comedy or Musical and is a big hit with both critics and audiences alike!

"Pride" is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all...

Hope you'll come join us for a night out at the movies!

Craig Stutzky
Petoskey Film Theater


The film is funny, warm-hearted and enormously satisfying.
The Hollywood Reporter
Reviewed by: David Rooney

It's feel-good, no question about it. But it's also absorbing, important and inspiring
Arizona Republic
Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz

Quite simply, one of the best movies of the year so far.
San Francisco Chronicle
Reviewed by: Michael Ordona

It’s a joyous film, full of love and warmth but unafraid to admit that with sticking out your neck comes struggle and sorrow. Truly lovely.
Time Out London
Reviewed by: Dave Calhoun

Friday 1/2 and SATURDAY 1/3
7:30 pm
Rated R 2014 120 min.
Petoskey District Library,
Carnegie Bldg. (451 E. Mitchell St.,
next to Arts Center)
Donations are appreciated
PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108


It says something that 30 years after the events it depicts, Pride should feel so unexpectedly rousing. People cooperating across ideological lines? Finding common cause with folks they don't 100 percent agree with? What a concept.
Reviewed by: Bob Mondello

New York Magazine (Vulture)
Reviewed by: David Edelstein
What a cast Pride has — some of the best famous actors in Britain and lesser-known younger ones that will (soon) take their place in the firmament.

The New York Times
Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
It is the kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed

Los Angeles Times
Reviewed by: Kenneth Turan
Pride is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser of a movie, but it has some potent points to make, and the reality of what happened has a power of its own

Chicago Sun-Times
Reviewed by: Bill Zwecker
This film moves effortlessly from some pretty intense dramatic moments to hilarious scenes showcasing the contrasting lifestyles of the gay and straight worlds to some vignettes of incredible poignancy.

Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
Pride will get viewers cheering while reflecting upon how far we have come in 30 years… and how far we have yet to go.
Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
The Brits do this type of crowd-pleaser far better than Hollywood, if only because films like “The Full Monty” and “Billy Elliot” were unafraid to temper sweetness with darker elements of reality.

New York Observer
Reviewed by: Rex Reed
A joyous, well-researched and liberating film in the feel-good spirit of "Billy Elliot," "The Full Monty" and "Calendar Girls."


Anonymous said...

My experiences through the years with male homosexuals is that they can be misogynist. Women often find them warm and fuzzy, but gays can be vicious, amoral and vindictive. As a woman I consider myself not only a racial realist, but a gay realist also.

Anonymous said...

Anon: we are not all that way. I know exactly the type you are talking about. I avoid them at all costs.