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Incredible Public reactions to PRIDE

24 September 2014

Public reaction to PRIDE (out in cinemas now) has been incredible. Cinemagoers across the country have reported standing ovations, unprecedented in their experience of film-going.  

Dan Hawkins, manager at the Clapham Picturehouse (part of the largest chain of independent cinemas) commented on the extraordinary fact that “the end of most screenings has been greeted with a hearty round of applause.'  

Twitter has been buzzing with reports of this very un-British behaviour, a  phenomenon that is highly pertinent to a film about people coming together to celebrate a common humanity:



PRIDE tells the true story of how a group of lesbian and gay activists joined forces with a small Welsh mining community in 1984, supporting them during their darkest hour.   Starring an ensemble cast including Dominic West, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott and Paddy Considine, PRIDE received a standing ovation at Cannes this year and is being heralded as the British feel good movie of the year.  PRIDE opens nation-wide on 12th September.

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