“Loving is one of the greatest love stories in American history,” says director Jeff Nichols

The film, which stars Golden Globe Award nominees Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga releases in theaters next month.

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Just in time for Valentines Day, “Loving”, the new film from writer/director Jeff Nichols (“Take Shelter,” “Mud”) will release on DVD and Digital HD.

Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film and insightful commentary from Nichols, the Focus Features movie was recently nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for its lead actors Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.

Based on a true story, “Loving” follows the couple Richard (Edgerton) and Mildred (Negga) who were forced to relocate with their children to the inner city of Washington, D.C. after their marriage was deemed illegal by the state of Virginia 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, but were charged with violating Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act of 1924. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the U.S. 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.

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“I have been married for 8 years and when you are in a marriage you realize that commitment over time is really the definition of love. It’s not the anniversaries, although those are important. It’s the small things that happen and the posterior of time applied to the relationship,” says Nichols who was approached to make the movie in 2012 by the film’s producer Colin Firth. “I think it is one of the greatest love stories in American history and you can’t help but completely relate to them and feel for them.”

Director Jeff Nichols on the set of LOVING

Also starring Marton Csokas (“The Bourne Supremacy”), Nick Kroll (“Sing”), and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (“Nocturnal Animals”), “Loving”  arrives on Digital HD on January 24, 2017 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on February 7 and will include the following:

  • Making Loving- Filmmakers and cast discuss the importance of staying true to the story of Richard and Mildred Loving.
  • A Loving Ensemble- The filmmakers describe how they assembled the perfect cast.
  • Loving v. Virginia- A look back at this historic court case and its impact on American history.
  • Virginia: A Loving Backdrop- Filmmakers and cast describe how shooting on location in Virginia added to the film’s authentic feel.
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Jeff Nichols (pictured above)

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