‘Loving’ is the movie we might all need to see this year.
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, 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.
Considering the recent escalation of racial conflicts nationwide, this movie might be what we all need to see. Presenting a beautiful love story of a couple who wasn’t afraid to fight for their relationship – no matter how controversial it was – the movie has a potential to remind us what’s really important in life.