Loving is the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special).You are among the first to view the interracial emoji artwork created by Focus Features, the movie studio who made the film. Its something new! See The Emoji Story below, but first …
Advance screening date: Thursday, November 10 at 7pm
at AMC Boston Common. All complimentary passes are gone.
Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed in the film by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who fell in love and were married in 1958.
The couple had grown up in Central Point, a small town in Virginia that was more integrated than surrounding areas in the American South. Yet it was the state of Virginia, where they were making their home and starting a family, that first jailed and then banished them. Richard and Mildred relocated with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C. While relatives made them feel welcome there, the more urban environment did not feel like home to them. Ultimately, the pull of their roots in Virginia would spur Mildred to try to find a way back.
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. Richard and Mildred returned home and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
A Focus Features presentation of a Raindog Films/Big Beach production in association with Augusta Films & Tri-State Pictures. Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga. Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Jon Bass, and Michael Shannon.
THE EMOJI STORY
Focus Features has teamed up with Twitter to produce special LOVING Twitter emojis that celebrate interracial couples. On Twitter, the hashtags #VoteLoving, #ThisisLoving or #LovingMovie will automatically populate an interracial loving couple emoji, representing Mildred and Richard Loving.
To add to this initiative, Focus announces the release of the LOVE-MOJI App, a special keyboard extension that offers a variety of interracial and same-sex couple emojis. The emojis can be used everywhere — text, Facebook, email, etc. Download LOVE-MOJI here: For iOS or For Google Play or visit your app store. See all of the emojis here.
Leading up to the Presidential election, LOVING‘s social pages will share a daily story from one state about Americans celebrating their love to make the country a better place. Find out more by watching the #VoteLoving video. To see a state-by-state breakdown of various stories and social posts about celebrating love from across the country, visit VoteLoving.com.
Editor’s note: We knew it would happen. Ethnic software that is, but didn’t see it coming as emojis. A tiny firm in Mauritis was first to create an ethnic emoji library a month or two before Apple added diverse emojis to IOS. Kudos to Focus Features for linking these to an entertainment genre enjoyed by all.
Follow LOVING to participate and help love change the world!
#ThisisLoving | #VoteLoving | #LovingMovie
In Select Cities November 4, Additional Cities throughout November
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, LOVING celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (portrayed 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 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.
Casting by Francine Maisler, CSA. Location Casting by Erica Arvold, CSA, Anne Chapman, CSA. Music by David Wingo. Costume Designer, Erin Benach.
Edited by Julie Monroe. Production Designer, Chad Keith.
Director of Photography, Adam Stone.
Executive Producers, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jack Turner, Jared Ian Goldman. Produced by Ged Doherty, p.g.a. & Colin Firth, p.g.a., Sarah Green, p.g.a., Nancy Buirski, p.g.a., Marc Turtletaub, p.g.a. & Peter Saraf, p.g.a.
Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols. A Focus Features Release.