Posted date: 27 Jan 2017
MEN’S GROUP RESOURCES FOR MOVIE RELEASES
The new US civil rights film ‘Loving’, is one being promoted to the Christian market by Damaris Media.
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Loving (UK release date 3rd Feb) celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown.
A world premiere at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival, Loving is the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, who previously screened Take Shelter and Mud at Cannes. 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.
Watch the official trailer and find out more about the film here