Loving (2016 UK/USA) 123 mins, Cert. 12A

At 2.30* and 7.30

(* the 2.30 screening will be subtitled for people with a hearing loss)

Director: Jeff Nichols
Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton
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The affecting story of real life couple Richard and Mildred Loving (left and below), whose interracial relationship forced them to cross the state line in order to marry in the late 1950s. They then defied anti-miscegenation laws by moving back to their home State as man and wife.

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Smitten with his pregnant girlfriend but debarred from marrying in their home state of Virginia by it’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924, Richard and Mildred travel to Washington DC to tie the knot.

 

 

 

The couple plan their lives together, hoping to reside peacefully in their self-built home in Virginia, yet these hopes are threatened when their union is aggressively opposed by the State.

An understated dramatisation of the Loving family’s story and their legal challenge to win the right to return ‘home’, which changed US law, with moving performances from Edgerton and Negga.

 

Here are links to a (re-)Review of the film from The Evening Standard and a Guardian discussion of the film and its place in her burgeoning career with Ruth Negga

The Guardian article includes links to discussion clips with the Director and stars of the film, but not to the Trailer, which can be seen below

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 23rd March 2017

Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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News Update 19 March 2017

We’ve had a diverse and exceptional week, featuring five much-appreciated films. Tuesday’s Babes in Arms La La Land saw the arrival of a record number of babies (nearly 60!), with the happy atmosphere contrasting with the extraordinarily intense and powerful depiction of war experienced later during Hacksaw Ridge.

On Thursday, Denial justified praise such as “One of the most powerful and riveting courtroom dramas ever made” (New York Observer), so please keep in mind that there’s another opportunity to see this at 19:30 on Wednesday 5 April. Read More……..