2 Movies to Lift Your Spirits...

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2 Movies to Lift Your Spirits...#1
Posted: 6/12/20 at 7:52pm

...and remind us that in the middle of all this, it's also Pride Month!

Both are free to watch if you have an Amazon subscription. The first is a script based on real people and events. The second is a total fantasy. Both movies bring me hope, and lift my spirits laugh

Pride - (synopsis from IMDB) Its 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.

Big Eden - (My favorite gay-themed movie of all time. This is my equivalent  of "The Drowsy Chaperone". I watch it whenever I'm feeling a little blue.) Arye Gross plays an up-and-coming artist who foregoes the convenience of big-city life for the charms of Montana in this drama, writer-director Thomas Bezucha's debut feature. On the eve of his first show at the Whitney Museum, Henry (Gross) hears news that his grandfather back home has had a stroke. Upon returning to his idyllic birthplace, however, Henry realizes that the old man isn't the only thing he has to tend to: There's the semi-closeted issue of his sexuality, which he longs to reveal to his clan -- as well as to his old high-school crush, Dean (Tim DeKay). Amidst all the angst, Henry fails to notice the advances of the sensitive Pike (Eric Schweig), an espresso-brewing outdoorsman who owns the town's general store and cooks meals for the stroke-addled grandpa Sam (George Coe).