Loving Is A Quiet Dignified Film
Huffington Post - 3 months
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Loving is the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special)
Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, (portrayed in the film by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who fell in love and were married in 1958.
The couple grew up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia which was more integrated then surrounding areas in the American South.
The film opens with the couple in love and preparing to have a baby. But things quickly turn south when Mildred and Richard are both arrested after authorities discover their marriage. At the time, multi racial families could wed in the north, but the south still enforced laws infringing on their rights. Oddly, the film sheds light on the fact that, had this couple not decided to honor their union though God, country and community, local authorities may well have let them slide. The implication is clear,
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