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  • Nov 3-5

Loving

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

125 min­utes

Tales from the Heart

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