Loving is the story of Richard and Mildred, a couple whose marriage in 1958 placed them in the crosshairs of the vindictive Virginia anti-miscegenation laws.
When the authorities are tipped off about the marriage, both Richard and Mildred are wrenched from their bed and imprisoned. Richard is bailed out the following morning, but the heavily pregnant Mildred must wait until the judge deigns to see her several days hence. They are given a suspended sentence, conditional on their leaving the state for 25 years.
They comply, but a life in inner-city Washington DC is not what Mildred had in mind for her three children. Her letter to Bobby Kennedy asking for help catapults the couple into the public eye as their marriage, so private and cherished, becomes public property as part of a landmark supreme court case.
Dir: Jeff Nichols, USA, 2016, 12A.
Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton