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The story of Mildred and Richard Loving could easily have become a sledgehammer epic about social injustice. Writer-director Jeff Nichols instead sticks to the facts and recounts their ordeal with a quiet subjectivity that neither exaggerates nor sanctifies. The result is a marvelously affecting demonstration of how a civilized, progressive America rights a wrong. Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton are terrific as just plain folks oppressed by an obsolete law.
Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD
2016 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 123 min. / Street Date February 7, 2017 / 34.99
Cinematography: Adam Stone
Film Editor: Julie Monroe
Original Music: David Wingo
Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols
Growing up in the 1950s, interracial marriage was a strange subject, and major entertainments handled it with kid gloves. »
- Glenn Erickson
Directed by Jeff Nichols.
In 1958, Richard and Mildred Loving were married in Washington DC. Interracial marriage in their home state of Virginia was illegal and, on their return home, they were arrested, imprisoned but also spared more jail time if they stayed out of the state for the next 25 years. Back in Washington, a civil rights lawyer took up their case and it went all the way to the Supreme Court. Based on true events.
Jeff Nichols steps out of his comfort zone of fiction for Loving, the true story of an unassuming couple who changed the constitution of the United States. Richard and Mildred Loving made their first on-screen appearance in the 2011 documentary, The Loving Story, which the director draws on heavily for his dramatized version, using some of its actual »
- Freda Cooper
When she's not busy literally burning down the patriarchy as the mother of dragons, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is steadily becoming quite the movie star. Following the success of last year's weepie, Me Before You, she landed a role in the Star Wars spinoff about young Han Solo. Before that, she has something completely different in store: a thriller called Voice From the Stone.
The period film, which is adapted from an Italian novel by Silvio Raffo and co-stars Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings and, more recently, Loving), centers on Clarke's Verena, a nurse hired to help a young mute boy living in an isolated castle in Italy.
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As the official synopsis reveals, though, "Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell »
“Loving is a warm, moving, deeply romantic film.” – Cate Marquis (review)
Follow the incredible real-life tale of courage and commitment as an interracial couple fights for marriage equality in the case that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court in Loving, arriving on Digital HD on January 24, 2017 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 7, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Loving on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD features a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and insightful commentary from writer/director Jeff Nichols. The Focus Features movie is nominated for two Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor [Drama] (Joel Edgerton) and Best Actress [Drama] (Ruth Negga).
Loving is the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special). Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed in the film by Golden Globe nominees Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga »
- Michelle McCue
4 items from 2017
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