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“One of my favourite scenes, which is a perfect example of what [director] Jeff [Nichols] does so masterfully, is when Richard and Mildred come back to Virginia. They’re not saying a word and Mildred just takes a moment to feel the sun. In that moment, without any dialogue, you not only sense what coming home means to her — you also feel it. You feel the temperature, you feel the light, you can smell. It’s like adding another dimension to watching a movie.”

“And it’s not just that, you see him looking at her. And the tiniest bit of a smile breaks through his reserve, because he’s given her what she’s wanted so badly. And then he looks up the road, where all the bad things may come from, and he feels the anxiety again. And all of that happens in a few seconds of screen time.”

–  “Loving” producer Colin Firth describing his favourite moment in the film 

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“There’s an incredible responsibility when you cast a child in a movie…That child is then in your life for life. You can’t just pick them up and put them in your movie and then throw them away.”

“You want to put a bit of energy into actually setting a good example [on set]. If you’re an idiot, if you’re behaving badly…just think about the examples you set for young children who are working on movies.”

–  Joel Edgerton on the need to be protective of child actors

Photo: Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga on set with two of the young children who played their children in “Loving;” Brenan Young and Quinn McPherson at the film’s LA premiere

“My plan is that I am going to get into it as soon as I can. I’m working on a couple of things…My next thing I’m writing is very much a drama, a big ensemble drama, but it’s not a crazy big movie. It’ll be bigger than ‘The Gift’ and it’s based on a true story, so I’m deep into writing and researching right now. And I’m also developing a science fiction thing." 

"I got so much enjoyment out of making [‘The Gift’.]…I just felt so good, and all I can remember is that I was just happier than I usually am. And more engaged and more healthy than I usually am. That was sort of a sign in and of itself that I’ve got to do it again. Luckily, I have a day job that I can keep doing and learning from, and I can keep stealing ideas from all the great directors I’m working with like Jeff [Nichols].”

–  Joel Edgerton on his eagerness to write and direct another feature film soon

“I can basically only ever play a middle-aged white guy, but my interests are not limited to that. The music I listen to and the books I read are beyond that. There are some fantastic stories about middle-aged white guys, but it doesn’t stop there. Suddenly I realized how much freedom I had to explore [other topics as a producer].“

–  ‘Loving’ producer Colin Firth on his enthusiasm for bringing the Lovings’ story to the big screen; photographed at the film’s LA premiere with associate producer Oge Egbuono and one of the film’s co-stars, Joel Edgerton

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Kristen Stewart has starred in a total of seven different Sundance Film Festival titles including the rom-com favorite Adventureland in 2009 and 2010′s The Runaways, a biopic in which she plays legendary rock star Joan Jett. This year she returns for her directorial debut with the avant-garde short film Come Swim, which is described as “…a diptych of one man’s day, half impressionist and half realist portraits.” Come Swim is a part of Refinery29′s Shatterbox Anthology, a series of twelve short films helmed by women. 

© 2001 Rusty White/WireImage ; © 2016 Sundance Institute | Photo by Jonathan Hickerson ; © 2016 George Pimentel/WireImage ; © 2010 George Pimentel/WireImage ; © 2014 Sundance Institute | Photo by Jemal Countess ; Courtesy of Come Swim | Photo by Lindsey Byrnes

List of good things that happened in 2016:

Kate Mckinnon

Ghostbusters

Jillian Holtzmann

Holtzmann winking

Holtzmann licking her proton gun

Kate telling her ghost (gnome?) story

Kate doing accents

Kate winning an Emmy

Kate  blacking out after she won an Emmy

Kate losing her Emmy

Everytime Kate did the Lesbian Salute

Everytime Kate talked about Nino

Kate hosting the Spirit Awards

Kate making Margot Robbie break character

Kate breaking character because Kristen Wiig was pinching her nipple

Dyke and Fats Save Christmas

Kate singing Hallelujah as HRC


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