Jeff Nichol’s Loving came out of this years Cannes Film Festival as a major Oscar contender. Especially for actress Ruth Negga for her portrayal as the wife of an interracial couple in 1967.
Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by 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 is set to be released November 2nd. Just in time for an Oscar campaign.