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Loving (2016)

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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

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Lola Loving
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

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All love is created equal.


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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4 November 2016 (USA)  »

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El matrimonio Loving  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$159,615 (USA) (6 November 2016)

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$7,696,098 (USA) (20 January 2017)
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Received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016. See more »

Goofs

When Mildred finishes sewing part of a garment, she yanks it away from the machine, then she reaches for the scissors. When sewing on a machine, one never yanks at the fabric, at least not without carefully pinching the area just sewn. Otherwise, the area just sewn puckers, plus a lot of thread is pulled off the spool and the bobbin, and thus wasted. See more »

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[first lines]
Mildred: I'm pregnant.
Richard Loving: [long pause] Good. That's good.
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Version of Mr. and Mrs. Loving (1996) See more »

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Ooh! My Head
Written and Performed by Ritchie Valens
Published by Sony/ATV
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing and Warner Tamberlane Music
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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The power of love makes you love the Lovings
19 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the chance to see this film at the Austin Film Festival, followed by a QA with the writer/director Jeff Nichols. Having already been familiar with this story from the made for television movie in 1996 starring Timothy Hutton and Lela Rochon as Richard and Mildred Loving. Many would ask why now or why remake this film? Well many people are simply unaware of this couple's story and their groundbreaking supreme court case, because it's certainly not mentioned or taught in public schools. So was the case for the writer/director, as mentioned he was not aware of their story. He carefully followed the documentary and archived records about them, while imagining what their conversations and dialogue would have been like between them. I found the landscape of the cinematography beautiful and breathtaking. The acting chemistry between Ruth Negga and Joel Edgarton was so tender and sincere, as you witness their love and vulnerabilities on screen, it makes you love the Lovings. Ruth Negga really shines as the quiet young woman who becomes the matriarch and leader of her family after watching the march on Washington DC, she decides to write a letter to then Attorney General Robert Kennedy. You see the transformation of two introverted people during the civil rights era become activists for change in their own way that is very powerful in this film. Historically many of the biracial descendants of this country's slave owning founding fathers never benefited from the wealth and privilege of the white ancestors. That is part of what what made their case was so monumental, in that it reversed segregationist slave laws that considered biracial children mongrel bastards and prohibited the rights of marriage and inheritance of interracial couples.


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