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Pride marches over Riot Club on social networks

19 September 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Riot Club no match for feelgood comedy drama on social networks in the UK.

Matthew Warchus’s Pride has held the top slot of the social media buzz chart in the UK, according to Way to Blue.

The true story of gay activists who supported miners during the strike of 1984 generated more than 2,400 comments from Sept 4-10, with more than 45% of those expressing intent to view.

The film, starring Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton, opens across the UK last weekend.

Lone Scherfig’s British elite drama The Riot Club, starring Max Irons and Sam Claflin, had to settle for second place with just over 1,900 comments, with a healthy 41% intending to covert comments into cinema tickets.

Also opening this weekend, A Walk Among The Tombstones, starring Liam Neeson, secured just over 1,000 comments but only 10% of those expressed intent to view.

It was topped by Anton Corbijn spy thriller A Most Wanted Man, featuring the last »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Get A Behind The Scenes Look At The Pride Movie

16 September 2014 4:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Audiences will have their sense of humanity refreshed.”

Actors Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West, director Matthew Warchus and the filmmakers of Pride discuss the background of this emotional story in the new featurette.

Critics are already cheering the film. “Breakout British hit is a warm, witty triumph,” says Digital Spy.

The Hollywood News writes, “Pride really is a thing of beauty.”

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.

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Movies & Conversations: Trevor Hogg looks back on Tiff 2014

14 September 2014 5:43 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Compared to Tiff 2013 where the focus was mainly on mainstream releases, I made the decision to mix things up about by also covering movies that I would not get a chance to see out of the festival circuit such as A Girl at My Door and Phoenix.  The other ambition was to expand the number of interviews with the visiting filmmakers and actors but that required getting access to the publicist information ahead of time rather than the day before the festivities.  With the help of the Tiff publicity department I was able to get a list of contact names as well a heads up when the press and industry schedule was available online.  Added by some luck in finding a press release for Good Kill online which listed a PR contact and a good relationship with another PR firm, I was able to watch some key films and conduct »

- Trevor Hogg

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Pride Review

14 September 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Matthew Warchus

Starring: Bill Nighy, Andrew ScottPaddy Considine, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton

Running Time: 120 minutes

Certificate: 15

Synopsis: U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Based on a true story, Pride follows a group called the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (Lgsm) who decide to raise money for the miners in a mark of solidarity. They soon discover that the miners are largely reluctant to take their donation and need to find a particular community willing to work with them.

Their search takes them to a small community in Wales where many of the residents need some time to learn to accept their new guests. The assembled cast are sublime, with the likes of Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and many more on hand to tell the story. »

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Pride filmmakers on making "a very uplifting film about defeat"

14 September 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

One of the year's biggest homegrown success stories is Pride, a warm, sharply observed comedy-drama that follows the uneasy alliance between a group of Lgbt campaigners and the striking miners' union in 1980s Britain.

Following its premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Queer Palm, buzz has gathered rapidly around this modestly budgeted gem, which boasts an ensemble cast that includes Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Andrew Scott.

Screenwriter Stephen Beresford first heard the story during the second round of pit closures in the 1990s, during an argument with a friend who was trying to convince him to support the miners.

"I was literally crowing about it, which is not an attractive part of my personality," he admits. "It's like being a gold prospector: 'Yes! These people have been left in obscurity for 30 years! This couldn't be better!'"

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Ben Schnetzer and Faye Marsay talk Pride! – Fmtv Exclusive Interview

12 September 2014 5:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In an extended interview from yesterday’s post, Oliver Davis sits down with Ben Schnetzer (The Book Thief, The Riot Club) and Faye Marsay (The White Queen, Fresh Meat) to talk about their new movie Pride, Ben’s upcoming role in Duncan Jones’ World of Warcraft movie and who really is the best at accents out of the two stars!?

You can catch Pride in UK cinemas from today, and over in the Us from 26th September, 2014. The film is directed by Matthew Warchus and also stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Ben Schnetzer, Imelda Staunton, Joseph Gilgun and George MacKay. Stay tuned throughout the week for other interviews with the film’s stars – including director Warchus, screenwriter Stephen Beresford, and actors Schnetzer and Faye Marsay. You can read Matt Smith’s ★ ★ ★ ★  review of the movie here.

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- Oliver Davis

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Upcoming British film cinema release calendar

12 September 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Want to know what British films are coming out this month? Then look no further than our fabulous movie calendar...

Welcome to our new, regularly updated calendar of all the British movies due for release in UK cinemas over the coming months. So if you're keen to keep up-to-date on the latest in home grown cinema - from documentaries to dramas, and comedy horror to science fiction - this is the ideal post for you. 

So here's what's coming up in the future. 

12 September 2014

Pride

Director: Matthew Warchus

Cast: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott

Details: A drama about a group of gay and lesbian activists donating to people in need during the 1984 miners' strike.

Jack To A King - The Swansea Story

Director: Marc Evans

Cast: Tbc

Details: A documentary about Swansea football fans.

19 September 2014

Night Will Fall

Director: Andre Singer

Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Bernstein

Details: A documentary »

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Pride movie review: hanging together rather than hanging separately

12 September 2014 3:39 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

One of the rare movies that gets absolutely everything right, bursting with happy-tears emotion about solidarity, friendship, and smashing bigotry. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

And then sometimes the forces of good win. Well, the good guys almost always win in The Movies, but not so much in real life.

Background: For a year in 1984-5, U.K. coal miners engaged in a massive industrial action that saw them walk out of work over government plans to close a massive number of pits. (The industry was at the time nationalized and controlled from Westminster.) Most Americans and probably many younger Brits will likely be unaware of this important historical event (unless they’ve seen the film Billy Elliot, which, like Pride, was set amidst the strike); the closest American analogy might be the 1981 strike »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Flickering Myth Podcast – Andrew Scott talks Pride, Sherlock and Victor Frankenstein

12 September 2014 1:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Flickering Myth Podcast catches up with Andrew Scott

On the latest episode of the Flickering Myth Podcast, Oliver Davis sits down with Andrew Scott (Sherlock) to discuss his new movie Pride, homosexuality in film casting, those crazy Moriarty fans, his role in Max Landis’ upcoming Victor Frankenstein and much more.

Pride is the new film by Matthew Warchus that 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.

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Pride marches to top social media buzz chart

12 September 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Feelgood comedy drama leads the pack on social networks in the UK.

Matthew Warchus’s Pride has marched to the top of the social media buzz chart in the UK, according to Way to Blue.

The true story of gay activists who supported miners during the strike of 1984 generated more than 2,400 comments from Sept 4-10, with 43% of those expressing intent to view.

The film, starring Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton, opens across the UK today (Sept 12). Pride received its world premiere at Cannes in May and screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last week.

The film drew more than three times as many comments as animation The Boxtrolls 3D and Anton Corbijn’s A Wanted Man, both of which open this weekend.

After a week on release, there were strong showings for light-hearted culinary drama The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, and Adam Wingard’s psychological thriller The Guest, starring [link=tt »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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James Franco, Chris O’Dowd ‘Mice And Men’ Sets November 6 Telecast

11 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

November 6 has been set for the first National Theatre Live telecast of Of Mice and Men starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd. The revival of the John Steinbeck play, which closed on July 27, also stars Leighton Meester and Jim Norton. Staged by Anna D. Shapiro, it’s the first Broadway show ever on the U.K.-based program’s roster. Tickets for the Nt Live presentation, booked into 700 U.S. and Canada movie theaters, will go on sale September 12 at NTLive.com.

The sixth season of NTLive telecasts launches September 16 with A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby, followed on October 23 by the Broadway-bound revival of David Hare’s Skylight, starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. Then the National’s electrifying Frankenstein, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, on October 27 and 29: Of Mice And Men; John (December 9) and Treasure Island (January 22, 2015). The »

- The Deadline Team

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6 Upcoming Films with a Socially Conscious Message

11 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Because film is one of the best storytelling mediums, it’s only right to use it as a tool to start conversations about issues our world is currently facing. Here are six films with a socially conscious backbone that may get you thinking about your position on situations from Guantanamo Bay and racism, to freedom of speech and immigration. “Rosewater”Directed and written for the screen by late night talk show host and comedian Jon Stewart, this dramatic film is based on a true story about an Iranian journalist who was kidnapped and interrogated after appearing on “The Daily Show.” “Rosewater” stars Mexican actor Gael García Bernal and BBC called the film “one of the most incisive movies about the post-9/11 world ever made.” Stewart’s directorial debut premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Check out the film in theaters come Nov. 7. “Pride”Based on a true story, this film »

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Pride’s Ben Schnetzer and Faye Marsay play The Accent Game! – Fmtv Exclusive Interview

11 September 2014 6:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis sits down with Ben Schnetzer (The Book Thief, The Riot Club) and Faye Marsay (The White Queen, Fresh Meat) to play The Accent Game in celebration of their new film Pride. Welsh, Tom Hardy’s Bane and even Christopher Walken – who will win in this impression-off between two fine actors. Let the games begin!

You can catch Pride in UK cinemas from Friday 12th September, and over in the Us from 26th September, 2014. The film is directed by Matthew Warchus and also stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Ben Schnetzer, Imelda Staunton, Joseph Gilgun and George MacKay. Stay tuned throughout the week for other interviews with the film’s stars – including director Warchus, screenwriter Stephen Beresford, and actors Schnetzer and Faye Marsay. You can read Matt Smith’s ★ ★ ★ ★  review of the movie here.

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- Oliver Davis

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Pride

11 September 2014 5:55 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Gay and lesbian activists and South Wales miners makes the unlikeliest of allies in this feelgood movie focused around the 1984 coal strike. After politically motivated Mark (Ben Schnetzer) forms Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners group he fails to persuade the National Union of Mineworkers so heads off to the Welsh Dulais colliery and wins over their leader Dai (Paddy Considine) and poetry-loving ex miner (Bill Nighy). Sharp, sassy and very funny, this joins that revered company of industrial British movies Brassed Off and The Full Monty. »

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Matthew Warchus and Stephen Beresford talk about Pride – Fmtv Exclusive Interview

10 September 2014 11:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis sits down with director Matthew Warchus and screenwriter Stephen Beresford to talk about their new movie Pride (Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton), the creative process and Roman Polanski’s film adaptation of God of Carnage! Click below to hear the whole interview…

You can catch Pride in UK cinemas from Friday 12th September, and over in the Us from 26th September, 2014. The film is directed by Matthew Warchus and also stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Ben Schnetzer, Imelda Staunton, Joseph Gilgun and George MacKay. Stay tuned throughout the week for other interviews with the film’s stars – including director Warchus, screenwriter Stephen Beresford, and actors Schnetzer and Faye Marsay. You can read Matt Smith’s ★ ★ ★ ★  review of the movie here.

The post Matthew Warchus and Stephen Beresford talk about Pride – Fmtv Exclusive Interview appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Oliver Davis

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Pride review: Breakout British hit is a warm, witty triumph

10 September 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director Matthew Warchus; Screenwriter Stephen Beresford; Starring: Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine; Running time: 120 mins; Certificate: 15

Writing an essentially feel-good movie about a group of gay men and women in the 1980s is no mean feat for a few very obvious reasons, and yet Matthew Warchus's homegrown breakout hit Pride walks the tonal tightrope with aplomb. Its very British brand of wit and salt-of-the-earth warmth inspires Billy Elliot and Full Monty comparisons, but first-time writer Stephen Beresford doesn't gloss over the darker corners of the true story he's adapting.

We begin at the 1984 London Pride march, where meek, closeted young Joe (George MacKay) gets inadvertently and literally swept along with a group of spirited protestors led by Mark Ashton (Ben Schnetzer), who are fed up of their message falling on deaf ears. Out of this frustration comes the idea for Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, »

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Bill Nighy Interview – Pride

10 September 2014 2:32 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Pride hits UK cinemas this week and we’ve got a plethora of interviews from all those involved. Sherlock star Andrew Scott has already gone live on the site and you can see his interview in the playlist below.

In this interview, James Kleinmann chats to Nighy about his role in the movie, whether he was aware of the story before taking on the part and what it was he loved so much about the script. In the film he stars opposite a stellar cast including Dominic West, George MacKay, Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine many of whom we caught up with at the premiere.

Pride is Directed by Matthew Warchus and written Stephen Beresford and hits UK cinemas Friday 12th September.

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Andrew Scott talks Pride and Sherlock – Fmtv Exclusive Interview

9 September 2014 9:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oliver Davis sits down with Andrew Scott (Sherlock, The Stag) to discuss his new movie Pride (Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton), homosexuality in film casting, those crazy Moriarty fans, his role in Max Landis’ upcoming Victor Frankenstein and much more! Click below to hear the whole interview…

You can catch Andrew Scott in Pride in UK cinemas from Friday 12th September, and over in the Us from 26th September, 2014. The film is directed by Matthew Warchus and also stars Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott, Ben Schnetzer, Imelda Staunton, Joseph Gilgun and George MacKay. Stay tuned throughout the week for other interviews with the film’s stars – including director Warchus, screenwriter Stephen Beresford, and actors Schnetzer and Faye Marsay. You can read Matt Smith’s ★ ★ ★ ★  review of the movie here.

The other movie of Scott’s mentioned in the interview (that he very deftly deflected) is the Max Landis written Frankenstein, »

- Oliver Davis

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Toronto: Bill Nighy Blasts Margaret Thatcher for Bashing Gays, Trade Unions

7 September 2014 3:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Pride star Bill Nighy on Sunday lashed out at former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who died last year, for bullying gay and lesbians and trade unions during her 1980s reign. "When I was young, people still went to jail for public displays of affection, people of the same sex. It's bizarre to say that," he told the Pride press conference on Sunday during the Toronto Film Festival. Nighy welcomed 30 years later being able to attend a wedding of two gay friends. "They can turn to one another and say 'I love you' in a public place. I

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Bill Nighy And Carey Mulligan Set For ‘Skylight’ Broadway Transfer

3 September 2014 2:46 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There had been a buzz in the air, but it has finally been confirmed that Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan will be travelling across the pond to star in the Broadway transfer of David Hare’s Skylight.

The show, staged by Stephen Daldry, tells the story of a teacher named Kyra Hollis (Mulligan) who receives an unexpected visit from her former lover Tom Sergeant (Nighy), a successful restauranteur who’s wife has recently passed away. As the night progresses, the pair try and rekindle their romance, but are both met with opposing ideologies and desires. The show also stars Matthew Beard.

Skylight finished its West End at the Wyndham’s Theatre in August, and as of March 16, 2015 will be showing at John Golden Theatre for a limited 13 week run.  The show was met with critical acclaim (Thn even gave it five stars!) and according to producer Scott Rudin, recouped its »

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