Loving Honored at National Museum of African American History & Culture

Filmmakers and cast attend the landmark event.

A Considered Introduction

Hosted by the Museum and Comcast, the film's writer/director Jeff Nichols were joined by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga for a panel discussion prior to the film playing in the Oprah Winfrey Theater.

The pre-screening dialogue was moderated by NBC News' Kristen Welker and featured guest speaker Rhea Combs. Dr. Combs is the Curator of Photography and Film at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Event Coverage

  • Loving writer/director Jeff Nichols

  • [l-r] Dr. Rhea Combs, NMAAHC Curator of Photography and Film; Loving writer/director Jeff Nichols; Ruth Negga; Jeff Nichols; panel moderator NBC News' Kristen Welker

  • Loving writer/director Jeff Nichols, Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton

  • Loving's Joel Edgerton

  • Ruth Negga (Mildred Loving) and Joel Edgerton (Richard Loving)

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The night's festivities were jointly sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal. David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast and it's Chief Diversity Officer was also on hand and offered the film is essential "especially in the midst of today's contentious political climat."

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