Celebrate the birthday of civil rights hero
Richard Loving’s love for his wife Mildred knew no color, no boundaries, no limits. 50 years after the landmark civil rights case Loving v. Virginia, everyone in the United States now has the right to marry who they love. Today we proudly say Happy Birthday, Richard Loving:
Celebrate Richard’s birthday and the Lovings’ inspiring story with new content from LOVING, in theaters starting November 4.
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. 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 – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
If you caught any of our Tweets or our post, then you know that in October we visited Los Angeles for the Loving Press Event. We were able to attend an advanced screening of the film and sit down with members of the cast and the movie’s director to learn more about Loving how the project came about. More about that in the coming days … Today, we celebrate Richard!
What I love most about this couple is that all they cared about was their love for each other. They didn’t set out to be crusaders, to be the face of change, but their love for each other, their family, their children, and their home encouraged them to push for change.
Again, I will be sharing more in the coming days but for today … we celebrate!
Loving will open from Focus Features in theaters in select cities on November 4, and will expand across the country later in November.