In Loving, acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud, Take Shelter) celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown.
“There are few movies that speak to the American moment as movingly – and with as much idealism – as Jeff Nichols’s Loving.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry—and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since. (Dir. by Jeff Nichols, 2016, USA, 123 mins., Rated PG-13)