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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Watching the LOVING Trailer at the Height of Black Lives Matter

It seems like in America, there's always a fight--a fight to get a raise, a fight to get married, a fight to find a decent apartment, a fight for your life. It's never simple, and when it's the color of your skin that's threatening your survival it seems even more dire. It's no secret that black and white relations right now in this country are reminiscent of the 1960s--volatile, hateful, and terrifying.

Which makes watching the new trailer for LOVING, the upcoming narrative feature that follows the 1967 landmark Supreme Court case of an interracial couple fighting for their right to marry, so powerful to watch at a time like this. As countless black people are protesting for their right to live in a white society that doesn't want them, we're reminded of two people in love--one white man and one black woman--who fought for their love for each other to be recognized in a court of law.

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton, two non-American actors (Ethopian and Australian, to be exact), aim to portray the tenderness of Mildred and Richard Loving's relationship in the midst of its potentially groundbreaking impact on this country.

Watch the trailer:

I am so ready to see this. LOVING will open in theaters in select cities on November 4, and will expand across the country later in November.


Dankwa Brooks said...

Trailer looks really good! I'm looking forward to this. I like both the leads and it got really great buzz out of Cannes.

Brittani Burnham said...

The trailer was great, I didn't know Jeff Nichols directed it, that makes my expectations soar even higher. This film feels extra important this year, I hope it expands to a wide release.

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