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US-IRELAND ALLIANCE SCREENS LOVING IN BEVERLY HILLS

 

PHOTOS by Dean Machin   http://bit.ly/2dGDKXE

14 October 2016.  The US-Ireland Alliance hosted a Beverly Hills screening of the Focus Features film, LOVING.  We were delighted to have with us Ruth Negga, the lead actress in the film.  Ruth, who grew up in Ireland, took questions from the audience and joined us for a reception after.  We share Ruth’s hope that many people will see this film about the important story of the Virginia couple that went all the way to the Supreme Court to overturn anti-miscegenation laws in 1967.  Ruth does a brilliant job of conveying the quiet dignity and integrity of Mildred Jeter.  Mildred, along with her husband Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton), were unlikely, accidental trailblazers who simply wanted to raise their children in the place they grew up.    The Jeff Nichols’ film is released in the US on 4 November.  It’s not to be missed – something uplifting in a bleak election campaign year.