But a number of recent headlines -- from the backlash to Cheerios and Old Navy ads featuring mixed-race couples to the online invective directed at "Luke Cage" star Mike Colter for having a white wife -- suggest that there is still far more work to do to normalize interracial romance in America.Amid these contentious cultural conversations comes the new film "Loving," which opens in select cities on Friday.It dramatizes not just the the iconic Supreme Court case, but provides insight into the real life couple that inspired it, Mildred and Richard Loving.Related: Cannes Embraces 'Loving', Film on Case That Ended Interracial Marriage Ban Like that now-deceased duo, the film itself is soft spoken and tentative, but with an unmistakable undercurrent of gravitas.
Afterward I looked at him and I was like, “I really hope you know I’m not racist.” He’s met my entire extended family and I was like: “I really hope you know this is not a possibility with my family, everybody loves you.” But after the movie, I could just feel eyes on us.The primary author of the study, Allison Skinner, who is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington and in an interracial relationship herself, concedes that while the sample size is small and may not be indicative of the nation at large, the results should raise questions about how settled opinions are about the topic."I think there has been a big change in society about whether it's OK to explicitly acknowledge race," she told NBC News."It's hard to address problems that we don't acknowledge are there."With Black Lives Matter protests, coupled with shootings by and of white police officers, and recent surveys suggesting there is anxiety over a perceived spike in racial tensions in America -- it may be a dialogue that's becoming increasingly unavoidable."The reason this film is important for right now is that equality is something every generation has to define for itself," Nichols said.I’m going to be the first to say that I’m excited for the movies that are coming out this year in 2017.You got the movie “Logan” coming out in March, “Spiderman: Homecoming” coming out in the summer, and the “Justice League” later this year.
He saw the celebrated HBO documentary "The Loving Story," directed by Nancy Buirski, and was struck by the Lovings' quiet dignity.