Richard and Mildred Loving were an American interracial couple in the 1960s They spent the first nine years of their marriage fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their case became known in civil law history as Loving vs. Virginia and went all the way to the Supreme Court which, in 1967, validated the marriage, formalizing it as the first marriage between people of different races in the country. This real love story has inspired couples everywhere. Director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter). Cannes 2016.
1978, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Selected filmography: Shotgun Stories (Berlin Film Festival 2007), Take Shelter (Sundance Film Festival, FIPRESCI award and Critics Week Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, 2011), Mud (Cannes and SXSW, 2012), and Midnight Special (Berlin and SXSW, 2016).