CLOSING NIGHT It's the late '50s, and Richard and Mildred are in love. He's chosen the place where he will build their home, with their families nearby. They run off to Washington, DC, to tie the knot; then they return home, and it's not long before these two regular folks find that they have to face the consequences of their action. Because home is Virginia, and they are an interracial couple: Their marriage is against the law. They are thrown into jail, and thus begins the journey that takes them all the way to the Supreme Court. Based on real events, Jeff Nichols imbues his extraordinary film with a lyrical eloquence that honors the heart of this couple's story. The power of Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton as the loving couple is in the understated brilliance of their portrayals of two people whose quiet courage helped change the face of the law of marriage in the US.
Guests: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Jeff Nichols