• In this Sept. 29, 2015 photo provided by Big Beach Films, Joel Edgerton, right, and Ruth Negga, as Richard and Mildred Loving, stand on the set of the movie "Loving," being shot in the Richmond Va. area. Nearly 60 years after a Virginia couple defied a state law prohibiting interracial marriage, starting a battle that eventually overturned such laws nationwide, their story is heading to the big screen. (Ben Rothstein/Big Beach Films via AP)

    Film shows interracial pair’s battle for the right to marry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Vintage cars lined the Virginia drag racing track where men and women wearing high-waisted pants and long skirts waited eagerly for popcorn at the concession stand and children darted in and out of the crowd. But as soon as the movie director yelled “cut,” the actors relaxed, chatted and pulled on coats to stay warm in between shots on a cold, rainy afternoon.