Jeff NicholsRuth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Marton Csokas
UK, USA / 2016 / 123 minutes / DCP
Richard and Mildred were arrested in 1958 for the crime of getting married, because he was “white” and she was “colored”. Their choices were a year in prison or leaving Virginia for 25 years. Nichols (Take Shelter, 36th) tells a true story of the loving couple who waged a decade-long legal battle that led to an end of the anti-miscegenation laws in 1967. Subtle, powerful performances remind us that we can fight indignity and injustice with tenderness and wisdom.