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The Current Debate: The Quiet Fortitude of "Loving"

29 November 2016 9:07 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Loving is perhaps the least likely and most necessary film to accompany the conclusion of this year’s tumultuous U.S. presidential election: a drama that’s at once calm, even tranquil, and still a vital reminder of the possibility of progressive politics. The newest from writer-director Jeff Nichols (and his second this year, after Midnight Special) tells the story leading up to another momentous event in U.S. history, the landmark civil rights decision Loving v. Virginia, in 1967. But, as Alissa Wilkinson writes at Vox, it does so in a way unlike anything else we’ve seen in this election:It’s difficult, leading up to any election — and especially this one — to not see everything, including pop culture, through the lens of politics. But even by pre-election standards, Loving, about the couple at the center of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage, would seem to be obviously political. »

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Loving – Review

18 November 2016 5:01 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ruth Negga (left) stars as Mildred and Joel Edgerton (right) stars as Richard in Jeff

Nichols Loving, a Focus Features release. Photo credit: Ben Rothstein / Focus Features. © Focus Features

 

Loving is wonderful, warmly romantic drama about the couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, whose Supreme Court case struck down laws that prevented interracial couples from marrying. Although the court case is part of the story, the film is really about the couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, childhood sweethearts whose deeply romantic love story is the heart of this excellent, touching film.

Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special) directs this fine, realistic, gentle romance story, with fine performances by Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as the couple. The couple’s beautiful love story is the heart of this film.

Audiences expecting a courtroom drama and in-depth legal discussions about the pivotal Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case may be surprised by Loving. »

- Cate Marquis

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Real Life Offers Best Research for Roles in Films Like ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Loving’

16 November 2016 8:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Many actors’ success at playing real-life characters has much to do with a passion for homework. By all possible means, they aim to achieve communion with the actual human being they propose to impersonate.

Andrew Garfield says he “obsessed over” all possible evidence of Medal of Honor winner and pacifist Desmond Doss for “Hacksaw Ridge” in order to “capture his external qualities … but maybe, most importantly, to attempt to know his essence, his insides, that deepest part of himself.” The goal was to “do justice and honor to this amazing man that walked humbly among us.”

Thesps usually turn first to whatever images they can get their hands on. Garfield and David Oyelowo — playing Ugandan humanitarian Robert Katende in “Queen of Katwe” — studied 12-minute documentaries on their subjects. Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga had the full-length “The Loving Story,” plus outtakes, to use in absorbing details about Richard and Mildred Loving, »

- Bob Verini

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Loving Man: Joel Edgerton talks in-depth about his critically acclaimed film Loving

9 November 2016 7:31 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Loving Man: Joel Edgerton talks in-depth about his critically acclaimed film LovingLoving Man: Joel Edgerton talks in-depth about his critically acclaimed film LovingIngrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine11/9/2016 10:31:00 Am

Sitting across from Joel Edgerton you are struck by the fact he looks nothing like the men he plays on screen. His brown hair, almond-shaped eyes set behind oversized glasses and trim build give him the look of someone who manages a hip, downtown bar.

It’s hard to see him as The Great Gatsby’s macho, mustachioed Tom Buchanan, who looms menacingly over those around him, or as the bald-headed pharaoh Ramses in Exodus: Gods and Kings, who struts with such graceful arrogance. For the recent The Gift, a film he wrote, directed, and in which he also starred, he transformed into the bespectacled Gordo, a creepy lost soul dripping with ominous intentions.

Now comes the critically acclaimed Loving, »

- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine

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The Lrm Interview: Jeff Nichols on the Real-Life Drama of Loving

4 November 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Ever since his debut feature Shotgun Stories, filmmaker Jeff Nichols has provided a voice for the South with films like Mud, Take Shelter and the action-thriller Midnight Special earlier this year. What he hadn’t done before was to tell a true story taken from a lesser-known part of the South, and a couple whose bravery helped lead to changes in the Constitution, specifically about men and women of different races being able to marry.

Nichols ended up writing and directing Loving, based on the true tale of Richard and Mildred Loving (as played by Joel Edgerton and Preacher’s Ruth Negga), who fall in love in Virginia in the late ‘50s. When she becomes pregnant, they go to Washington, DC to get married, essentially breaking Virginia laws about mixed race married couples. Upon returning home, they’re promptly arrested and the pregnant Mildred is thrown in jail, and they »

- Edward Douglas

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The Love That Changed America: The Touching Photos That Inspired the Movie Loving

3 November 2016 6:22 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Richard and Mildred Loving never sought the spotlight, even as their bid to overturn state laws against interracial marriage grabbed international headlines during the civil rights movement. They rarely gave interviews, and even when their case reached the Supreme Court, the couple declined a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the proceedings.

The Lovings won their right to live as husband and wife in their home state of Virginia after the Supreme Court ruled in their favor in 1967. The court’s decision wiped away the country’s last remaining segregation laws, which until that point had outlawed interracial marriage in 16 states.

The »

- m34miller

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Doc Corner: Revisiting 'The Loving Story'

1 November 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

For this weeks edition of Doc Corner we are celebrating the release of Jeff Nichols' Loving by looking back at the documentary that was quite clearly a heavy inspiration on it.

That Richard and Mildred Loving often got overlooked for their unwilling but necessary part in the civil rights movement is hardly surprising when you watch The Loving Story, Nancy Buiski’s sober and low-key documentary from 2011. The pair, quiet and dignified, do not make for the sort of protagonists that make traditional narratives – a comment that has come up throughout the festival release of Jeff Nichols’ feature adaptation. Theirs is a story of quiet suffering; their victory an almost anticlimactic ‘duh’ moment that it’s easy to see why it has taken so long to get films made about them.

But it is that very reserved nature that makes their story equally compelling. Mildred, especially, is a woman »

- Glenn Dunks

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‘Loving’ Is Not Boastful, But Jeff Nichols’ Biracial Romance Is Oscar Worthy

31 October 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

From the start, Jeff Nichols’ “Loving” didn’t call attention to itself. Although Focus Features paid $9 million for world rights to the drama based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the industry adopted a wait-and-see approach toward the project. After all, Focus had just undergone a major management overhaul, and the acquisition was based on a short screening of footage for buyers at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival — just five minutes of two scenes, cut together with music.

Behind the scenes, however, Focus CEO Peter Kujawski was jubilant over scooping up the project that was based on the 1967 ruling of Loving v. Virginia, with stellar performances by Australian Joel Edgerton and half-Irish actress Ruth Negga. “This was exactly what we want the company to be,” he told his colleagues. “This kind of movie! We have to have this movie!”

Read More: ‘Loving’: How Jeff Nichols Captures Love »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Loving’ Is Not Boastful, But Jeff Nichols’ Biracial Romance Is Oscar Worthy

31 October 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From the start, Jeff Nichols’ “Loving” didn’t call attention to itself. Although Focus Features paid $9 million for world rights to the drama based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, the industry adopted a wait-and-see approach toward the project. After all, Focus had just undergone a major management overhaul, and the acquisition was based on a short screening of footage for buyers at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival — just five minutes of two scenes, cut together with music.

Behind the scenes, however, Focus CEO Peter Kujawski was jubilant over scooping up the project that was based on the 1967 ruling of Loving v. Virginia, with stellar performances by Australian Joel Edgerton and half-Irish actress Ruth Negga. “This was exactly what we want the company to be,” he told his colleagues. “This kind of movie! We have to have this movie!”

Read More: ‘Loving’: How Jeff Nichols Captures Love »

- Anne Thompson

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The Weekend Warrior 10/28/16: Inferno, Gimme Danger and More

26 October 2016 7:54 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

This Past Weekend:

In one of the busier weekends of the month, two of the movies did better than I predicted and two did worse. The real winner of the weekend was Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, which did far better than anyone thought with an opening weekend of $28.5 million in just 2,260 theaters or $12,611 per theater. It ended up completely demolishing Tom Cruise’s action sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, which opened in almost 1,500 more theaters, but at least that ended up around where I predicted with $22.9 million. Ouija: Origin of Evil came out slightly below my prediction to take third place with $14 million, while the Fox comedy Keeping Up with the Joneses bombed even worse than I expected with $5.5 million in 3,000 theaters. »

- Edward Douglas

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‘By Sidney Lumet’ Director on the ‘Moral Message’ Behind Film Icon’s Work

25 October 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sidney Lumet was one of the greatest chroniclers of New York City. Films like “Serpico” and “Dog Day Afternoon” serve as gripping time capsules to the five borough’s mean old, pre-gentrified, “Ford to the City: Drop Dead” days, when crime was on the rise and the population on the decline.

But while Lumet has been praised for his depiction of urban life, he doesn’t rank among top auteurs such as Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg. He wasn’t splashy enough. He was too prolific. He was more work horse than show horse.

By Sidney Lumet” may put the lie to those assessments. The gripping new documentary from Nancy Buirski (“The Loving Story”) opens in limited release this Friday and puts the focus squarely on Lumet. There are no talking heads. No testimonials from the actors he worked with, his directing cohorts, or family members. It’s just Lumet, »

- Brent Lang

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‘Playback’: Jeff Nichols Talks Oscar Contender ‘Loving,’ Fox’s ‘Alien Nation’ (Listen)

22 September 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast.

On today’s show Jenelle Riley and I are back to chew on the season’s lead acting Oscar races. The best actress field is stacked with so many contenders it seems a guarantee that a few deserving candidates will be left out of the equation. From Emma Stone (already a prize winner for “La La Land”) to Natalie Portman (causing a stir in Venice and Toronto with “Jackie”) to great performances we’ve seen from the likes of Ruth Negga (“Loving”) and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) and possible contenders we haven’t, like Taraji P. Henson (“Hidden Figures”) and Viola Davis (“Fences”), it’s just incredibly competitive.

Meanwhile, the best actor race is uncharacteristically soft. No one, really, seems like a lock. Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) is certainly a strong candidate among the performances we’ve seen, while Denzel Washington »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Joel Edgerton Reveals How ‘Loving’ Can Change the Conversation About Racism in America (Video)

16 September 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski had been on the job for all of five days when footage screened for writer-director Jeff Nichols’ interracial biopic “Loving” at the Berlin Film Festival. He jumped on the opportunity, buying all available world rights for $9 million.

Fall festival showings in Cannes and Toronto reveal a full-fledged Oscar contender. It’s a sincere, restrained portrait of a biracial Virginia couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Australian Joel Edgerton and half-Irish actress Ruth Negga), who were arrested under miscegenation laws in 1962 after marrying in Washington, D.C. In order to avoid prison time, a local judge demanded they leave the state for 25 years if they wanted to stay together. Eventually, the Aclu supported their landmark civil rights case and took it to the Supreme Court; its 1967 ruling struck down all miscegenation laws nationwide.

In our video interview in Cannes, Edgerton, who co-starred with Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst in Nichols’ “Midnight Special, »

- Anne Thompson

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Joel Edgerton Reveals How ‘Loving’ Can Change the Conversation About Racism in America (Video)

16 September 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski had been on the job for all of five days when footage screened for writer-director Jeff Nichols’ interracial biopic “Loving” at the Berlin Film Festival. He jumped on the opportunity, buying all available world rights for $9 million.

Fall festival showings in Cannes and Toronto reveal a full-fledged Oscar contender. It’s a sincere, restrained portrait of a biracial Virginia couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Australian Joel Edgerton and half-Irish actress Ruth Negga), who were arrested under miscegenation laws in 1962 after marrying in Washington, D.C. In order to avoid prison time, a local judge demanded they leave the state for 25 years if they wanted to stay together. Eventually, the Aclu supported their landmark civil rights case and took it to the Supreme Court; its 1967 ruling struck down all miscegenation laws nationwide.

In our video interview in Cannes, Edgerton, who co-starred with Michael Shannon and Kirsten Dunst in Nichols’ “Midnight Special, »

- Anne Thompson

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Ruth Negga Reveals How Her Chemistry With Joel Edgerton Raised ‘Loving’ Beyond Melodrama — Tiff 2016

12 September 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ruth Negga employs a couple of handy metaphors when talking about her turn as Mildred Loving in Jeff Nichols’ biographical drama, “Loving,” from carrying a precious vase to safety alongside her co-star Joel Edgerton to launching off a trampoline under the guidance of Nichols. But each metaphor – thoughtfully considered and very charming, much like the Ethiopian-Irish actress herself – help drives home one single thing: The delicate, brave nature of taking on such a meaningful and important role.

Nichols’ film eschews the standard high-drama biographical movie formula, instead focusing on the more intimate aspects of the love story that would go on to change the face of marriage in America. While many Americans are at least aware of the existence of the landmark Loving v. Virginia case, few know the details – how the Lovings were ambushed and raided after their 1958 marriage, charged with a slew of crimes, forced to leave their »

- Kate Erbland

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Oscar's Next Best Actress? 5 Things You Need to Know About Loving Star Ruth Negga

16 May 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The next Best Actress is among us. Ruth Negga's Cannes Film Festival favorite is undeniably great - so great that it is already getting that Oscar buzz. Loving stars Negga and Joel Edgerton travel back in time to the 50s to play real-life couple Mildred and Richard Loving, who were arrested in 1958 in their own bedroom for the crime of matrimony. Because it was illegal for a white man to be married to a black woman (and vice versa), the Lovings love truly stood the test of time when they challenged the law and brought their case before the »

- Nicole Sands, @nicolesands901

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Oscar's Next Best Actress? 5 Things You Need to Know About Loving Star Ruth Negga

16 May 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The next Best Actress is among us. Ruth Negga's Cannes Film Festival favorite is undeniably great - so great that it is already getting that Oscar buzz. Loving stars Negga and Joel Edgerton travel back in time to the 50s to play real-life couple Mildred and Richard Loving, who were arrested in 1958 in their own bedroom for the crime of matrimony. Because it was illegal for a white man to be married to a black woman (and vice versa), the Lovings love truly stood the test of time when they challenged the law and brought their case before the »

- Nicole Sands, @nicolesands901

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[Cannes Review] Loving

16 May 2016 4:04 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton deliver remarkably nuanced performances in Loving, a late ’50s- / early ‘60s-set true life story of a mixed-race couple whose illegal marriage became a landmark case in the United States Supreme Court. Having tried his hand at the coming-of-age drama (Mud) and both small- and large-scale science fiction (Take Shelter and Midnight Special, respectively), the increasingly prolific Jeff Nichols branches out once more here to the awards season period drama. This heartwarming and wonderfully refined film might not do a whole lot of things we haven’t seen before in the civil rights-era picture, but it does the familiar stuff with enormous care and control.

As they say about these sorts of things: you just couldn’t write it. In June 1958, at the age of 18, Mildred Delores Jeter — of African American and Native American descent — became pregnant with the child of Richard Loving, a 24-year-old white man. »

- Rory O'Connor

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‘By Sidney Lumet’ Helmer Nancy Buirski Sets ‘The Rape Of Recy Taylor’ As Next Pic

19 April 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Nancy Buirski, the director of the Cannes documentary By Sidney Lumet and The Loving Story, which aired on HBO and became the basis for Jeff Nichols’ Cannes-bound pic Loving, has found her next project. She will direct and produce The Rape Of Recy Taylor, the true story of a 24-year-old wife and mother who was gang raped in Alabama by seven white men in 1944. Recy Taylor’s story highlights the black women who waged war to take back their bodies and their dignity, and by… »

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Us briefs: June Pictures backs Sean Baker’s 'Tangerine' follow-up

18 April 2016 10:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Los Cabos, Tfi, Gabriel Figueroa, Labodigital renew association; D Films picks up Canadian rights to Oasis doc; and more…

June Pictures will produce and finance The Florida Project from Sean Baker, the writer-director of last year’s acclaimed Indie Spirit best feature nominee (pictured).

The Florida Project centres on a precocious seven-year-old and her friends who enjoy a summer filled with adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.

Baker reteams with Chris Bergoch on the screenplay but will not repeat another element of Tangerine and will shoot on 35mm rather than the iPhone.

Production will commence in Florida this summer on the June Pictures, Cre Films, and Freestyle Picture Company project. ICM Partners represents Us rights and cast will be announced shortly.

The Los Cabos Film Festival has renewed its association with the Tribeca Film Institute and Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund and announced on Tuesday that Gaz Alazraki’s Cabos Discovery 2015 project Casi El »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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