Tuesday 25th April 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Richard and Mildred fall in love in their native Virginia where the State’s harsh laws forbid interracial marriage and treat them as being guilty of “unlawful co-habitation”. Wrenched from their beds by the State authorities, they are jailed then banished for 25 years. Ruth writes to the Attorney General asking for help and the reluctant couple are catapulted into the public eye as their cherished and private marriage becomes public property and a landmark case (Loving v Virginia) in the US Supreme Court.
USA-UK 2016 – directed by Jeff Nichols – with Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas – 123 min
A quiet and powerful film – Independent
A film of the utmost sensitivity – Variety
Wonderful, true-life drama – The Guardian