Loving Premieres at Cannes

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Loving prompted early Oscar buzz after this mornings screening at Cannes. Loving is a 2016 British-American drama film directed and written by Jeff Nichols. The film stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as the couple who were the plaintiffs in the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage. It is based on the HBO documentary The Loving Story.

Jeff Wells wrote: Loving is a compassionate, plain-spoken, better-than-decent film that will amost certainly pick up some award-season acclaim, particularly some Best Actress talk for Ms. Negga’s kindly, sad-eyed wife and mom. I suspect she’s the hottest contender right now for the festival’s Best Actress prize.

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