Written and directed by Jeff Nichols, the filmmaker behind the highly acclaimed Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special, LOVING tells the true story of a couple whose love would come to define a key moment in civil rights history.
Defying the state of Virginia's law against interracial marriage, Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton), a white man, marries Mildred (Ruth Negga), an African American woman, in 1958. The state seeks to end their union by first jailing and then banishing the couple from Virginia. Richard and Mildred spend the next nine years fighting to get home, taking their civil rights case all the way to the Supreme Court. Co-starring Nick Kroll, Michael Shannon and Will Dalton.
Featuring exceptional performances from Negga and Edgerton, LOVING's consideration of the importance of civil equality still rings true and relevant today.