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Free Film and Snacks- LGBT History Month – Douglas Campus
October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
In honor of LGBT History Month, Cochise College’s Multicultural Film Series will present Pride, a film 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 continues, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
According to Roger Ebert, Pride shows diverse people working together where “one can make a difference for oneself and the world at large. We are not that different from one another, and we could use all the help we can get.” He continues by writing about the meaning of pride in the film: “For some, it’s pride in their achievements; for others, it is pride in who they are or what they have become.”
Pride was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Motion Picture – Comedy category. In the British Independent Film Awards, it won in several categories, including Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.
The public is invited to this free event. Light refreshments will be provided free of charge.
For the Douglas area, the film will be shown on Wednesday, October 10, at 6 pm in Room 1108 at Cochise College’s Douglas Campus.
The film is rated R and is 120 minutes long. This event is sponsored by Cochise College’s Humanities/Fine Arts Department and the Multicultural Film Series. For more information, contact Tanya Biami at (520) 515-5316.