Saturday, July 23, 2016

Saturday Short

We may lose the smaller battle but win the big war.
~ Mildred Loving

Film Poster

Today's short is the trailer for the forthcoming film Loving (Focus Features). Filmed in Richmond, Virginia, and starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the movie relates the true story of the couple's mixed-race marriage, which, illegal at the time, ended in the Lovings' arrests and jailing in 1958 and their nine-year-long lawsuit to overturn Virginia's Racial Integrity Act prohibiting interracial marriage. Handled by American Civil Liberties Union lawyers, the Lovings' case, Loving v. Virginia (388 U.S. 1), ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which unanimously affirmed the Lovings' right to marry and  invalidated all states' anti-miscegenation laws.

Directed by Jeff Nichols, the film opens in theatres throughout the United State on November 4.

Following is a filmed report with the real-life Lovings:

Mildred Loving died in 2008 (read her New York Times obituary); her husband died in 1975.

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