WHO’S IN IT?
Joel Edgerton (The Gift), Ruth Negga (Breakfast on Pluto), Marton Csokas (The Equalizer), Nick Kroll (Get Him to the Greek), Michael Shannon (Take Shelter), Jon Bass (Ratter), Bill Camp (12 Years A Slave), David Jensen (Runaway Jury), Terri Abney (Money Matters), Sharon Blackwood (Sweet Home Alabama), Christopher Mann (Michael Clayton), Winter-Lee Holland (film debut), Alano Miller (All Wifed Out), Michael Abbott Jr. (Pilgrim Song)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Jeff Nichols (Mud), director, writer; Nancy Buirski (Time Piece), Ged Doherty (Amá), Colin Firth (Eye in the Sky), Sarah Green (The Tree of Life), Peter Saraf (Everything Is Illuminated) and Marc Turtletaub (Little Miss Sunshine), producers; David Wingo (Midnight Special), composer; Adam Stone (Take Shelter), cinematographer; Julie Monroe (The Patriot), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1950s Virginia, interracial couple Richard Loving (Edgerton) and Mildred Jeter (Negga) are arrested by local authorities when they learn that they had gotten married in Washington D.C., since marrying a person of colour is still an offense in the state. The couple fights hard for their right to be together, and soon their case attracts nationwide attention when the ACLU brings it to the Supreme Court, in a game-changing decision that would alter the American Constitution forever…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The powerful and inspiring true story of Richard and Mildred Loving became a major milestone in the fight for civil rights, and now they are the subject of the newest film by rising filmmaker Jeff Nichols.