The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.
Loving is a 2016 American historical drama film which tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The film was produced by Big Beach and Raindog Films, and distributed by Focus Features. The film takes inspiration from The Loving Story (2011) by Nancy Buirski, a documentary which follows the Lovings and their landmark case.
The film was directed by Jeff Nichols, who also wrote the screenplay. Joel Edgerton stars as Richard Loving, with Ruth Negga co-starring as Mildred Loving. Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, and Michael Shannon are all featured in supporting roles. Principal photography began in Richmond, Virginia on September 16, 2015 and ended on November 19. The locations used for Loving were mainly based in Richmond, also in King and Queen County, Caroline County, Central Point, and Bowling Green.
Loving began a limited release in the United States on November 4, 2016, before a wide release on November 11, 2016. The film received critical acclaim, and was named one of the best films of 2016 by several media outlets. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival,and has been nominated for numerous awards, including a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for Edgerton and Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Negga.
Language(s):English + Commentary by Writer & Director Jeff Nichols
Subtitles:English Spanish Finnish