In 1958, Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) married his pregnant girlfriend Mildred Jeter (Ruth Negga) in Washington DC and the couple returned to their home-state of Virginia. As a white man and a black woman their marriage was not only controversial, it was illegal under the state’s anti-miscegenation laws. Fighting imprisonment and exile, they fought to take their civil rights case all the way to the Supreme Court.
Featuring beautifully nuanced performances, earning Ethiopian-Irish Ruth Negga best actress nominations at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars, Loving takes an understated approach to telling this painful, and still relevant, true story.
Backchat with Julia Jones – Wed 1 Mar 2017, 7.30pm