PRIDE 2019 Season.
Our PRIDE 2019 season of LGBTQ+ films runs from 13th November to 4th December and features four of our favourite LGBTQ themed films of the past year. Documentary to comedy, we've got it all. Tickets for all these films are available at £7 for adults and £5 for under 16s, buy on the door or by clicking on any of the ticket boxes below, click on any ticket box for all ticket options, including special offers.
Everyone is welcome at PRIDE 2019, we hope to see you there.
Wednesday Nov 13th 2019
Are You Proud? (15)
UK / 2019 / 95 mins / Cert 15
A fitting beginning to our Pride LGBTQ+ season is this acclaimed new documentary.
Combining rare archive footage with interviews from leading campaigners, Are You Proud? charts the LGBTQ+ movement’s momentous journey charting the joys and divisions toward equality. Celebrating the community’s greatest achievements, the film calls attention to the fights both past and present while asking tough questions about the future.
“A vivid and engaged docu-celebration of the LGBT rights movement in the UK.” The Guardian.
“…the anecdotes of witnesses and survivors – a word with its own meaning and poignancy in the wake of AIDS make the journey worthwhile.” Financial Times
Wednesday Nov 20th 2019
Tell it to the Bees (15)
UK / 2019 / 108 mins / Cert 15
Abandoned by her husband, Lydia (Holliday Grainger) finds herself a single mother in 1950s rural England. When her son needs medical attention after being bullied at school, she meets Doctor Jean Markham (Anna Paquin). With Lydia also facing eviction, Jean invites mother and son to stay with her and soon the women’s friendship develops into something more. Leads Grainger and Paquin both have impressive previous credits: Grainger is probably best known for the series Striker on BBC One as well as numerous film credits; Paquin famously won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Piano at the tender age of nine.
“The flirty tension between the two feels quietly credible, the camera occasionally shuddering with desire.” The Observer.
Wednesday Nov 27th 2019
UK / 2019 / 80 mins / Cert 15
Tucked is a raw and tender drama about Jackie, an ageing 80 year old drag queen who forms an unlikely friendship with Faith, a younger queen, both struggling with their own issues of gender identity & mortality. As they discover more about each other, they realise how to truly be themselves. The film stars Derren Nesbitt as Jackie and Jordan Stephens aka ‘Rizzle’, vocalist from Rizzle Kicks, as Faith. Set in Brighton, Tucked is a classic British ‘slice of life’ story, with echoes of Funny Cow and Kinky Boots.
“Nesbitt gives a career-capping performance as veteran drag queen Jackie in Jamie Patterson's poignant study of acceptance and reconciliation.” Radio Times.
Wednesday Dec 4th 2019
The Shiny Shrimps (15)
France / 2019 / 103 mins / Cert 15
In order to redeem himself World Champion swimmer Matthias Le Goff (Nicolas Gob) must train the flamboyant, yet unmotivated water polo team THE SHINY SHRIMPS. While they prepare for the Gay Games in Croatia, Matthias must rein in their wild behaviour, both in and out of the water. Despite their differences, the team secure a surprising qualifying win, The Shiny Shrimps however, have other ideas. As they prefer partying to serious practice, Matthias is forced to reconsider his professional and personal priorities. Should he quit for selfish reasons or hit the road with the Shrimps to Croatia?
“Although this is an entirely fictional story, it's still laced with the small snippets of experience that elevate it beyond a simple, feel-good fantasy.” The Independent.
The Pride LGBTQ+ Season has been made possible with support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery. Film Hub Midlands support people to watch, show, and make films in the Midlands.