Loving – a true story of an interracial couple who took their case to the Supreme Court
Ruth Negga as Mildred in the movie Loving, was nominated for an Oscar, but did not win. It’s still an important movie to see and below is a review from le News.
Richard and Mildred Loving fell in love and got married in 1959 in a small town in Virginia. They had known each other for many years and were very happy together. The only problem was that Richard was white and Mildred was black. And mixed marriages were not legal in the state of Virginia.
This film by Jeff Nichols tells the true story of the Loving’s long struggle to seek justice and find a solution to their union, for they were determined not to separate. This is the tale of their brave, dogged fight, which took their case all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, and of the 1967 judgement that overturned Virginia’s discriminatory law.