Likely Oscar Contender!
2 Golden Globe Nominations: Best Actor, Best Actress
This truly wonderful film is the story of two people who changed the country by falling in love—and staying together when they were told they couldn’t. LOVING 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 when Virginia police in 1958 busted into their home and charged them with violating anti-miscegenation laws which forbade mixed race marriages. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court. “Jeff Nichols’ LOVING is that rare mainstream film that provokes frustration and rage without resorting to monologues or melodrama. The two people at the center of this period drama aren’t prone to long speeches. They’re quiet, conservative, almost shy folk who ended up at the center of one of the most important Supreme Court cases of the ‘60s by virtue of falling in love, getting married and having children. Nichols’ approach is careful, reserved and deeply considerate of the human story he’s trying to tell…What’s most important to Nichols’ vision is how much trust he has in his two leads, and what they give back to him in exchange for that trust…It is a masterful example of how to use time and place in a film without drawing attention to it, as so many award season movies tend to do. There’s nothing flashy here. And that filmmaking aesthetic applies to the performances as well, two of the best acting turns you’ll see this year”— Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com. PG-13. 123 Min.