Must Watch: First Trailer for Jeff Nichols' Interracial Drama 'Loving'

"I'm going to raise my family here; I don't care what they do to us." Focus Features has unveiled the first beautiful full trailer for Jeff Nichol's new film Loving, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer. The film tells the story of the legendary interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, played 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 small town in Virginia. The cast includes Alano Miller, Martin Csokas, Nick Kroll, and Michael Shannon. I saw this in Cannes and was moved to tears. I wrote in my review that it's a "a tender and heartfelt film. It relies so much on the relationship between them and how beautiful that is to see - there are no questions about their love, only about those who challenge it." Yes indeed… Take a look.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jeff Nichols' Loving, direct from Focus' YouTube:

Loving Poster

From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving 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. Loving is written & directed by American filmmakers Jeff Nichols, of Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special previously. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year (read my review). Focus Features will release Loving in theaters starting November 4th this fall. It's worth seeing.

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