We are pleased to announce that a limited number of passes to a screening of Loving, a new film about Richard and Mildred Loving that lead to the landmark civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, will be made available to MBLA members.
For your chance to download passes to an advance screening of LOVING in Boston on Thursday, November 10 at 7pm at AMC Boston Common, click here:
*Seating is first come, first served and not guaranteed so please arrive early!
Loving is the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud, MidnightSpecial).
Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed in the film by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who fell in love and were married in 1958.
The couple had grown up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C. While relatives made them feel welcome there, the more urban environment did not feel like home to them. Ultimately, the pull of their roots in Virginia would spur Mildred to try to find a way back.
Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry. Richard and Mildred returned home and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
A Focus Features presentation of a Raindog Films/Big Beach production in association with Augusta Films & Tri-State Pictures. Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga. Loving. Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Jon Bass, and Michael Shannon. Casting by Francine Maisler, CSA. Location Casting by Erica Arvold, CSA, Anne Chapman, CSA. Music by David Wingo. Costume Designer, Erin Benach. Edited by Julie Monroe. Production Designer, Chad Keith. Director of Photography, Adam Stone. Executive Producers, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jack Turner, Jared Ian Goldman. Produced by Ged Doherty, p.g.a. & Colin Firth, p.g.a., Sarah Green, p.g.a., Nancy Buirski, p.g.a., Marc Turtletaub, p.g.a. & Peter Saraf, p.g.a. Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols. A Focus Features Release.