From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud, Take Shelter), LOVING celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga), who fell in love and married in 1958, defying Virginia's laws against interracial marriage.
Jailed, then banished from their home state, the Lovings spent the next nine years searching for a way back home, taking their civil rights case Loving v Virginia all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry. Their love story has become and inspiration to couples ever since.
Driven by powerful performances from Joel Edgerton and Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga, LOVING ia a beautifully crafted, warm-hearted film, at once an urgent, relevant drama and an intimate, tender story of the heart.
2017 Academy Award nominations - Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role, Ruth Negga
2017 Satellite Awards - Winner, Best Actress – Motion Picture, Ruth Negga
2017 Golden Globe nominations - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Joel Edgerton; Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, Ruth Negga
"A marriage that changed history" THE GUARDIAN
"There are few movies that speak to the American moment as movingly — and with as much idealism — as Jeff Nichols’s Loving." THE NEW YORK TIMES
★★★★ Empire | ★★★★ Independent (UK) | ★★★★ Sunday Times (UK)
★★★★ Daily Express (UK) | ★★★★ Observer (UK) | ★★★★ Total Film
★★★★ Metro | ★★★★ Washington Post
“There are few movies that speak to the American moment as movingly — and with as much idealism — as Jeff Nichols’s Loving.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Timely and timeless” TIME MAGAZINE
“Both Edgerton and Negga are beyond extraordinary.” PAPER MAGAZINE
“Joel Edgerton as Richard and Ruth Negga as Mildred give performances that will be talked about for years.” ROLLING STONE
“Loving is a quietly radical movie.” THE WASHINGTON POST
“Edgerton gives his best performance yet.” SCREEN CRUSH
“Undeniably great.” PEOPLE
“In so very many ways, LOVING is a masterpiece, full stop.” SCREEN ANARCHY
“An absorbing, beautiful piece of American cinema.” THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS
“A socially conscious drama that admirably underplays its importance.” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER