Biography/Drama – 2016 – UK/USA – 123 Minutes – Focus Features – PG-13
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by 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. 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.
Written & Directed by Jeff Nichols
Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton
Great review in the New York Times by Manohla Dargis: In LOVING, They Loved. A Segregated Virginia Did Not Love Them Back.
Nichols’ approach is careful, reserved and deeply considerate of the human story he’s trying to tell. – RogerEbert.com
Nichols—director of Take Shelter, Mud and, most recently, Midnight Special—tells the Lovings’ story in a way that feels immediate and modern, and not just like a history lesson. – Time
Instead of simple heroes or avatars for big ideas about equality, Loving delivers complex, imperfect human beings who are struggling to find their place in a far from perfect world. – Consequence of Sound