Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who were jailed and banished by the state of Virginia after falling in love and getting married in 1958.
Human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith knows all about injustice, which is why he’ll be doing a special Q&A after the film. He says: “It is difficult to believe, perhaps, that well into my own lifetime it was illegal in various US states for black and white people to marry. Yet what better name for a couple – and a case – than Loving versus Virginia, named for Mildred and Richard Loving who challenged the absurd law in 1967.
“Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton star as an interracial couple in 1950s Virginia in Jeff Nichols’s wonderful true-life drama.