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There’s a special bond that exists between Director Jeff Nichols and cinematographer Adam Stone. Loving sees the duo working together again after their acclaimed collaboration on Mud, Midnight Special, »
- Jazz Tangcay
Five films into an increasingly acclaimed career, Jeff Nichols, Variety’s Creative Impact in Directing honoree, keeps hitting firsts. His directorial debut, 2007’s “Shotgun Stories,” was not only his first film, but had its world premiere at the Berlin fest, marking Nichols’ introduction to the international fest circuit.
Follow-up “Take Shelter” bowed at Sundance and screened at Cannes, his first time at each fest; “Mud,” Nichols’ first Cannes premiere, was also his first time working with A-list talent (Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon); and “Midnight Special,” released in early 2016, was his first film for a major studio (Warner Bros.).
But it’s Nichols latest film, “Loving,” that could draw another first: Oscar nominations. Tipped as a best picture contender since it was unveiled at Cannes in May, the film, inspired by the powerful true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, is also a strong nomination possibility in adapted screenplay, directing, »
- Geoff Berkshire
“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
Director Jeff Nichols released two films this past year. The first was “Midnight Special,” about a father and son who go on the run from the government and a cult drawn to the boy’s special powers. The second was “Loving,” a historical drama about interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving and the 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down laws prohibiting interracial marriage.
The film received positive reviews since its premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and soon the Aclu will host a special screening of the film this January. Watch an exclusive featurette below featuring Jeff Nichols, Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga and other cast members discuss bringing this true story to life.
Nichols has previously directed three other features: “Shotgun Stories,” about a feud between two sets of »
- Vikram Murthi
4 items from 2017
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