We’re off to LA to celebrate the release of LOVING!
So … what does that mean? Let’s break it down a bit first.
Take a second and say the word out loud. Does it have an effect on you? It makes me smile. Just saying the word has me think about everyone that I love, how important they are to me, and how they give me a reason to wake up every morning; normally smiling.
Think about the role that love plays in our world. From a young age I remember my mom including love as one of the life goals that I should strive for. The love of friends, family, a good partner, children; this has always been part of my life goals. There are songs, books, movies, and television shows written about love. There are days dedicated to it. At the end of the day, I sleep better when I go to bed knowing that someone loves me. I imagine my final moments will focus on love; at least, I hope so. All we need is love.
Now, think about the people in your life. What would you do if someone told you that you couldn’t be together? What if you were told it was illegal to love each other? This concept may seem insane to some, which it is, but unfortunately, it’s not foreign. This is very real to many and has been through the years.
I know how love has changed my life. It has the ability to move mountains and change the future. I also know the changes that our world and country have undergone in the past. Love can and does win.
Did you know that in 1967 the United States Supreme Court handed down a landmark civil rights case, that invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage?
In November, Focus Features will be releasing a film by acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter,” “Mud,” “Midnight Special”) called LOVING. This film celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (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.
I am pleased to share that this weekend, Pink Ninja Blogger will be in LA celebrating the film’s release and we invite you to join us!
First, we will be screening the film in Beverly Hills.
Then, we will have the opportunity to participate in a Press Conference with the Writer/Director Jeff Nichols and the film’s stars, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.
If you have any questions pertaining to the film, please post below and we will do our best to get them answered for you.
In the meantime, learn more about LOVING by checking them out on their social channels.
For up to the minute details about the trip, the film, and everything in between, be sure to follow #ThisIsLoving.
Talk soon …
Disclaimer: I am being sent on an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to cover the LOVING Event with Focus Features. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own.