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‘Loving’: How Filmmaker Jeff Nichols Hopes His Film Can Help the Equality Conversation

‘Loving’: How Filmmaker Jeff Nichols Hopes His Film Can Help the Equality Conversation
Jeff Nichols’ latest film, the fact-based drama “Loving,” may be set in the middle part of the twentieth century — it spans from 1958 until the late sixties — but the story it tells and the message it carries remains timely as ever. Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga as Richard and Mildred Loving, the film follows the Virginia couple as they are forced to defend their union against their state’s anti-miscegenation laws, a deeply personal fight that eventually became the cornerstone of wider constitutional reforms.

The film debuted at Cannes in May, and has gone on to festival bows at Toronto, Austin, and the Hamptons, amongst many others. While Negga has already been singled out as an Oscar contender — and both she and Edgerton have been nominated for Gotham Awards — much of the narrative that its team has been pushing is focused on something far loftier than awards glory: actual social change.
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Jesse James confesses infidelity on TV

Jesse James confesses infidelity on TV
Hollywood superstar Sandra Bullock's estranged husband Jesse James broke down during his first TV interview post the split as he confessed to cheating on his wife. The motorbike enthusiast said that he became the "most hated man in America" after it emerged that he had cheated on the Oscar award winning actress with multiple women, but accepted his wrongdoing, reported Ace Showbiz online. During the candid interview with Vicki Mabrey of ABC News Nightline, James teared up as he said, "I took a pretty amazing life and amazing success and marriage... and threw it away by my own hands." The ...
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