LOVING, the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols will be the Closing Night Film of the 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival taking place October 6 to 16, 2016 in Marin County, California.
A world premiere at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival, LOVING is the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, best known for MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, TAKE SHELTER, and MUD.
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. Their historic 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. A Focus Features presentation of a Raindog Films/Big Beach production in association with Augusta Films & Tri-State Pictures.
Writer/director Jeff Nichols and stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga are scheduled to attend.