Release Date: 21 June 2017
Starring: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton
Director Jeff Nichols (Mud) dramatises a landmark case that invalidated local state laws in the American South banning interracial marriages. Richard and Mildred Loving (played by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) were legally married in Washington in the late 1950s, but forced to leave their home in Virginia after being reported to the authorities and threatened with a prison term. An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer takes on their case, but they face a long battle to win their fight to live as husband and wife in their home state. Nichols’ decision to focus almost entirely on the couple, not the legal machinations, gives this story a poignant, human face.
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