Based on a true story, the film depicts a group of lesbian and gay activists who raised money to help families affected by the British miners' strike in 1984, at the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. The National Union of Mineworkers was reluctant to accept the group's support due to the union's public relations' worries about being openly associated with a gay group, so the activists instead decided to take their donations directly to Onllwyn, a small mining village in Wales — resulting in an alliance between the two communities.
Popcorn, soda, beer and wine will be available during the film; donations appreciated.
Ongoing labor movie events the 3rd Friday of every month. Check out the 2015 schedule here!
Labor Movie Night is sponsored by AFSCME Council 5, AFSCME Local 3800, AFSCME Council 5 Next Wave, AFSCME Local 2822, AFSCME Local 34, AFSCME Local 1164, AFSCME Local 607, Teamsters Local 638, AFSCME Local 552, IBEW Local 292, Minneapolis Labor Review, UNITE-HERE Local 17
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