PRIDE presented by JustFundKY

By JustFund Kentucky (other events)

Sunday, October 11 2015 5:30 PM 10:30 PM

JustFundKY proudly presents the Official Kentucky Movie Premiere of PRIDE wiith special guest Jonathan Blake.

A reception will follow the film at the Downtown Arts Center.  All proceeds benefit the work of JustFundKY

PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story.  Starring English actors Dominic West (HBO's The Wire) and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Pirates of the Caribbean), 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 ( formally known as Gays and Lesbians Support Miners) 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. 

The themes depicted in PRIDE are as relevant today as ever. To end discrimination against the LGBT community as well as against other minority groups, we must stand together as allies. As Martin Luther King Jr. wisely stated, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."


Jonathan Blake is a British actor and one of the original founders of Gays and Lesbians Support Miners. Jonathan was one of the first to be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in England in the 80s and has been an activist for numerous causes over the years. 

Please join us for a fun-filled evening for a great cause.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

You have two ticket options:  movie only or movie and reception. Tickets may be purchased at the box office on October 11, but purchasing your tickets in advance is recommended due to limited seating.  Space at the VIP reception is especially limited, so get yours today!