Directed by Jeff Nichols
Inspired by the award winning documentary "The Loving Story" Directed by Nancy Buirski
2016 Festival Premiere, Cannes Film Festival
Released by Focus Features
LOVING: a landmark film
- The New York Times
A quietly devastating film that resonates for the here and now and marches to the cadences of history and the heart.... Joel Edgerton as Richard and Ruth Negga as Mildred give performances that will be talked about for years
- Rolling Stone
AWARDS and RECOGNITION
2017 Oscar Nominee Ruth Negga Best Actress in a Leading Role
LOVING honors its subject, its audience and the movie medium.
- The Wall Street Journal
A beautiful film about daring to love, without fear or compromise.
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and were married in 1958. They grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C., but the family ultimately tries to find a way back to Virginia.