Four years ago, The Loving Story shed light on a part of the civil rights movement that often gets overlooked. It painted a candid portrait of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from the South whose marriage in 1958 became the catalyst for the landmark civil rights case Loving v. Virginia. Now it’s the subject of Jeff Nichols’s new film, Loving, which premiered two months ago at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, which celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of the Lovings, stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. From Cannes, Sam C. Mac praised the film’s performances: “Both performances believably progress us through years of a marriage, and if the film never really allows any serious tension between Richard and Negga, the actors stake out scenes to show how their characters’ differences in opinion could have caused some distance between them over a long period of time.”
Below is the trailer for the film, which Focus Features opens in select cities on November 4, and will expand across the country later in November.