July 16, 2024


Showing: Wednesday, February 22 – 8:00 PM
Title: The Loving Story
Year: 2012
Country: USA
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Meet the Filmmaker: Director Nancy Buirski.
Panel (details coming soon) moderated by Phyllis Frank, Assistant Executive Director of VCS Inc.

The story of two little-known heroes during the Civil Rights Era—Mildred and Richard Loving, whose interracial marriage was considered a crime in their home state of Virginia. Their determination not to live in shame or exile led to a landmark case that overturned anti-miscegenation laws in 1967. USA, 2011, 77 minutes, documentary.

Community Partner: VCS

Visit The Loving Story photo  exhibit at the International Center of Photography.

Short-listed for “Best Documentary” for the 2012 Academy Awards

The Loving Story is a dignified treatment of one of the most important legal fights in American jurisprudence.”
Washington City Paper

“The Lovings’ unprepossessing affection, evident in every frame of their homemovies, forms a perfect intimate counterpoint to the historical upheaval and ultimate rendering of justice.” — Ronnie Scheib, Variety

“In a world where the most famous documentarians seem to be Michael Moore and Morgan Spurlock, itʼs refreshing to see a true, non-entertainment focused documentary that still manages to be captivating in a way reminiscent of the Maysles Brothers.” — The Independent Critic