2019 MLK DAY FILM
Jeff Nichols, Director
USA, 2016 (PG)
English (123 min.)
Monday January 21, 2:30PM
From acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry – and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ruth Negga)
One World Film Festival is proud to have
the Kentucky Theatre as its primary screening location
Thanks to Fred Mills and the wonderful staff at the Kentucky Theatre
for their support of the festival for 21 YEARS!
One World Films is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was formed in 1998 to establish an annual film festival in Lexington, Kentucky.
One World Films believes film can present issues of culture, society, ethnicity, gender and the politics that surrounds them in ways that increase understanding and encourage creative thinking about complex social situations. We therefore challenge the increasingly-diverse population of Lexington and Central Kentucky on these issues through our annual One World Film Festival: a festival with speakers worth hearing, discussions worth having and — most importantly — current films worth seeing.
Since its inception, the One World Film Festival has shown over 130 films to over 18,000 festival attendees. Our films have been shown at a variety of venues including the historic Kentucky Theater, the Lexington Public Library Theater, the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University. We follow some screenings with discussions about the issues brought up in the films. Festival highlights have included film participants and directors discussing their work with audiences and panelists who are expert on the issues raised in the films.
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Our board members are all volunteers, and the film festival relies on the generosity of local businesses, community groups, and individuals. Whenever possible the names of sponsors appear in mailings, posters, and in the programs handed out at each film.
All festival screenings are free and open to the public.
21 Years · Over 160 films · Over 21,000 Festival Attendees
Thanks to everyone who has attended
One World Film Festival!
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