Cast and crew of Jeff Nichols' latest film 'Loving' walk the red carpet in Cannes for the film's premiere. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The cast and crew of Jeff Nichols' latest film 'Loving' took to the red carpet in Cannes on Monday (May 16) for the film's premiere.The director walked down the red carpet alongside the film's stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton, who play the mixed race couple at the centre of the film. It is based on the true story of a white man and a black woman from Virginia who get married in Washington D.C. in 1958. When they return home, they are first jailed then banished because inter-racial marriage is prohibited in Virginia at a time when racial segregation remains common in America. They relocate to Washington but struggle to adapt to city life. Lawyers take their cause to the U.S. Supreme Court, which rules in 1967 that interracial marriage ban is unconstitutional, a historic civil rights decision that ends all race-based limits on marriage in the United States. Nichols, who won critical acclaim for high-anxiety dramas like "Take Shelter" and "Midnight Special", defies expectations in "Loving" by focusing on the power of love against all odds rather than clobbering viewers with racial politics.