There are certainly parts to this movie I relate to having grown up with arts and music. The story drives us to understand that growth in people who might change our own mindsets regardless about the priorities we face as day to day people is very possible. In this setting, this movie very poignantly reflects that through the change of perspective of the characters in the story line, and through the struggle to learn about acceptance of another person's inner self-confidence, the momentum leads one towards understanding of how the agony of bearing personal and filial values to support a family unit can be detrimental to one self and to one's home. How we support those values to foster self-confidence, for ourselves or others, is what this film truly meant to me and how it related to my life upon reflection. A very splendid movie everyone should watch at least once. I will be keeping this in my collection forever.
Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Billy Elliot: The Musical Live from London’s West End is a celebration of one of the world’s most popular and successful stage shows. A modern-day fairy tale of a young boy who exchanges boxing gloves for ballet shoes, Billy’s story is set during the 1980’s miner’s strike in northern England, where his determination inspires an entire community. From the creative team behind the original film and music legend Elton John, this story of self-discovery, determination, love and hope is brought to life in this funny, uplifting and spectacular experience that you’ll want to experience again and again! (Original Title - Billy Elliot: The Musical Live) - 2014 Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. 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 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...
There had never been any trouble at Mardindale's -- the factory that dominated the town of Melsham, until Travers came to work there. But then that was Travers' intention. He came to make trouble. There was only one man brave enough to stand up to him, and this is the story of Tom's fight to protect himself and his family from the bullying tactics of the union.
Sixty year-old Huw Morgan looks back on his life as a boy (Roddy McDowall) in a small Welsh mining town. His reminiscences reveal the disintegration of the closely knit Morgans, and his devoted parents (Donald Crisp, Sara Allgood), while capturing the sentiments and issues of their time. Maureen O'Hara and Walter Pidgeon co-star in this acclaimed screen classic, the story of one family's dreams, struggles and triumphs.
Stepping Out is a 1991 musical-comedy film directed by Lewis Gilbert, starring Liza Minnelli, written by Richard Harris and based on a play also written by Harris. Minnelli plays the role of a has-been Broadway performer who gives tap lesson to a group of misfits who, through their dance classes, bond and realize what they can achieve.