PRIDE Screening on 2/14!
Do you have plans this Valentine’s Day? Join Pride Center of VT and Vermont Worker’s Center for a screening of “Pride”! Doors will open at 6pm, and the movie will start at 6:30. There will be popcorn! Screening will be at the Pride Center: 255 South Champlain St., Suite #12 in Burlington.
“Pride,” based on a true story, revolves around a group of gay and lesbian activists in London during the 1984 miners’ strike. Mark Ashton, the activist group’s leader, realizes that the miners have been facing a similar level of police violence and discrimination as the gay and lesbian community and forms a “Gays and Lesbians Support the Miners (GLSM)” advocacy group.
The miners are hesitant to accept the GLSM’s support at first, worried about being associated with the gay and lesbian community. But when the small mining village of Onllwyn, Wales accepts their donation, the partnership is tentatively solidified and the adventure begins.
Lesbians Against Pit Closures; HIV/AIDS awareness; Intersectionality of class/geography
TW: “Coming out,” family relations and reconciliation; Scenes depicting violence and discrimination
While not representative of race, gender, and non-gay-and-lesbian sexualities, “Pride” is a funny and light-hearted film centered around inclusivity and alliance.
See you on Tuesday!