Pride at Brewery Arts

Published on 20th May 2024

14-16 June

Celebrate Pride with us at Brewery Arts

On-screen representation is important. People being able to see themselves represented positively in media helps to give them the space to be themselves, and to feel part of a community. Pride and queer films are an integral part of cinema, celebrating and exploring the diverse experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

We are proud to present three films over the Pride weekend at Brewery Arts, celebrating the resilience, joy, and complexity of the LGBTQ+ community.

Kendal Pride x Kendal Mountain Festival

14 June | 5.45pm

To celebrate this year’s Kendal Pride and stand in solidarity with the local LGBTQIA+ community, Kendal Mountain Festival is proudly supporting an evening of Queer-led films.

These inspirational adventure films will take you around the world with tales of endurance and bravery, transcending fear and redefining inclusivity. Get ready for a fantastic evening.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

15 June | 7.30pm

When drag queen Anthony (Hugo Weaving) agrees to take his act on the road, he invites fellow cross-dresser Adam (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) to come along. In their colourful bus, named Priscilla, the three performers travel across the Australian desert performing for enthusiastic crowds and homophobic locals. But when the other two performers learn the truth about why Anthony took the job, it threatens their act and their friendship.


16 June | 2.30pm

In 1984, 20-year-old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at the Soho bookshop of flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin. Not only are gays being threatened by Thatcher, but also the miners are on strike in response to her pit closures, and Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton believes that gays and miners should show solidarity. Almost by accident, a minibus-load of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley, and through their sincere fundraising and Jonathan’s nifty disco moves persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear Mark turns it back on her with a hugely-successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. The miners are defeated and return to work, but at the Pride march the following year a vast contingent of miners show up to repay their comrades with their show of support.

View all cinema listings here.

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