Cinema returns to Florence Arts Centre this September with a special series of screenings as part of Scalarama – a celebration of cinema, for everyone, by everyone, everywhere!
Thursday night is the new Film Night at Florence, presenting an eclectic mix of old and new, classics and cult, from comedy to horror and everything in between.
For this season we’re showing mine-themed movies (yes, there are some!) See them in the old miners’ shower block here at Florence Iron Ore Mine for a unique cinematic experience!
Directed by Matthew Warchus
Starring Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Andrew Scott, Dominic West, George Mackay / Certificate: 15
Join us for this screening of the brilliant comedy-drama, based on the amazing true story! Screening on 14 September ahead of this year’s Cumbria Pride Weekend.
It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
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Nominated for 3 BAFTA awards; Outstanding British Film, Imelda Staunton for Best Supporting Actress, and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for Stephen Beresford (Writer) and David Livingstone (Producer).
Winner of Best British Independent Film, Best Supporting Actress for Imelda Staunton and Best Supporting Actor for Andrew Scott at the 2014 British Independent Film Awards.