2016 delivers not one but two Jeff Nichols films. If Midnight Special and Nichols past filmography is any indication then many of us may have two films by one of America’s greatest modern auteurs on our top 10 lists by the year’s end. Our very own Jason Ooi saw a screening of Loving at Cannes and called it one of the year’s early favorites and a potential Oscar contender.
Loving centers on the marriage of Richard Loving, a white man, and Mildred Jeter, a black woman, who were arrested in Virginia in 1958 for the consummation of their interracial marriage. Their proceeding trials and court hearing led to a Supreme Court decision that forever changed America’s ruling that interracial marriages were unconstitutional. Featuring Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Michael Shannon and Nick Kroll, Loving looks like it will continue Nichols’ pitch-perfect record of delivering meaningful performances and American yarns spun out of the country’s complicated morality.
Loving will be released in the U.S. on November 4, 2016.
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