Nearly half a century after the June 12, 1967 landmark civil rights decision of Loving vs. Virginia overturned heinous anti-miscegenation laws, the new film LOVING tells the inspiring story of Richard and Mildred Loving, stunningly portrayed by actors Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. The so aptly named, incredibly courageous couple fought the tenets of racism and discrimination every step of the way and rightfully emerged victorious, inspiring generations to come.
“Loving” celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (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 be in theaters November 4th, 2016.
The Lovings in 1967