LOVING is a drama film directed and written by Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special), starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and received favorable reviews from film critics.
The film celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Edgerton and 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.
- via Focus Feature