Director: Jeff Nichols
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the Academy Awards, and for both Best Performance by an Actor and by an Actress in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globes
This highly-acclaimed film has received more than 20 awards and 80 award nominations. It celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who fell in love and married in 1958, knowing that interracial marriage was forbidden by Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws.
After the couple was arrested and briefly jailed, they moved to Washington, D.C. but yearned to return to their hometown in Virginia. After Mildred wrote to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to solicit his help, the ACLU took on the couple’s civil rights case, which went all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1967, the court unanimously confirmed that laws preventing interracial marriages were unconstitutional.
Director Nichols’ understated approach to this story reflects the dignity of the Lovings, who wanted only to be left alone to live their lives.
Released in 2016
Tales from the Heart