Focus Features’ Loving will be the first theatrical film to screen at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.. Monday evening’s invitation-only screening of the Jeff Nichols drama at the newly opened museum’s Oprah Winfrey Theater will be preceded by a reception and panel discussion with the writer/director and stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.
Loving, set for a November 4 limited release with a subsequent expansion, is a biopic about the real-life Richard and Mildred Loving, whose interracial marriage became the center of the landmark civil rights case Loving v. Virginia in 1967.
The screening on Monday evening will be co-hosted by the Museum and Comcast Corporation (Focus Features is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast). The Museum opened September 24, and included the debut of the Museum-commissioned 22-minute film August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People, directed by Ava DuVernay. The short film will play daily at the Museum.
Nichols, Edgerton and Negga spoke to Deadline at the Toronto Film Festival in September. To watch that video, look here.