Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Movie Reviews: "Loving" & "A United Kingdom"

   Rated PG-13

In 1958, Virginia interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving married and were promptly arrested for violating anti-miscegenation laws. Forced to relocate to Washington D.C., the couple appealed and their case was ultimately heard by the Supreme Court.

It’s fitting this couple’s last name was Loving since they displayed enormous dedication to each other in the face of adversity. Based on their true story, Loving is a treasure.

   A United Kingdom
   Rated PG-13

In the late 1940s, Botswani prince Seretse Khama and Ruth Williams, an English woman, fall in love. Despite the protests of their families and the British government, the couple marries and an international crisis ensues.

Like Loving, A United Kingdom is based on the true story of an interracial marriage. Seeing the difficulties Seretse and Ruth encountered and their perseverance despite the obstacles was inspiring.

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