The British film PRIDE arrived on DVD and on demand sites such as iTunes and Amazon on Tuesday.

The film, set in the early 80s, tells the true story of a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists who travel to Wales to help support families struggling amid a miners strike. The unionists and activists soon discover that together they can stand taller.

Directed by Matthew Warchus, who will succeed Kevin Spacey as the creative director of the Old Vic Theater London, the film stars Dominic West (The Wire), Bill Nighy (The Men's Room), Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter films). (Watch the film's trailer.)

PRIDE was named best film at the British Independent Film Awards. Co-stars Scott and Staunton won the best supporting actor and actress prizes, bringing the film's total awards to three. The film was recently nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical category.

(Related: Sherlock's Andrew Scott describes coming out as “really lovely.”)