Loving

03/02/2017
  |  Book Tickets: 03/02/2017
  |  123 min
Rated 12A by the BBFC
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Synopsis

Historical drama written and directed by Jeff Nichols which follows the story of an interracial couple who defy state laws to marry in 1950s Virginia. In June 1958, construction worker Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) drives his African-American girlfriend Mildred (Ruth Negga) to Washington where they elope. Trouble is not far away however, as after an anonymous tip-off, the local sheriff is waiting to arrest the newlyweds on their return to Caroline County. As interracial marriage is in violation of Virginia's Racial Integrity Act, the pair have no choice but to accept their penalty and are exiled to Washington. Things change with the arrival of lawyer Bernie Cohen (Nick Kroll), who convinces the Lovings to go to court and fight the charges. The high profile case eventually reaches the Supreme Court, with the ruling becoming one of the most influential and defining legal battles of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

infrequent racist language
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