I’ll be honest, there are very few legal cases that actual interest me. But the story of the battle Richard and Mildred Loving took the supreme court is fascinating and helped shape the world we live in today. Their landmark legal case gave interracial couples throughout the nation the right to get married as well as broke done barriers for other minorities as well. This fall Focus Features is bringing this case to life in their all new movie Loving, set to open later this fall, and will change how we all see their story.
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.
Loving will open in theaters in select cities on November 4, and will expand across the country later in November.
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