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The Loving Story

Saturday, July 13, 2024
The Loving Story Produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James Courtesy of Icarus Films   THE LOVING STORY is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia—the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter returned home to Virginia where their marriage was declared illegal—he was white, and she was black and Native American. At the time, anti-miscegenation laws were upheld in 16 states. The Lovings refused to leave one another and, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, took their case to the courts. Their case made it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, whose decision—under Chief Justice Earl Warren—finally struck down state laws against interracial marriage throughout the country. THE LOVING STORY takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil that they entailed, documenting a seminal moment in American history and reflecting a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story. While the Focus Features film Loving is winning accolades and awards, see the documentary that inspired the major motion picture!   6: 00 PM: Catered reception 7:00 PM: The Loving Story 8:30 PM: Discussion with special guests, including producer Elisabeth Haviland James and writer Susie Ruth Powell.   This screening is a fundraiser for the Southern Documentary Fund. $25 Donation for Catered Reception + Film & Discussion. $10 Suggested Donation for Film + Discussion.   GET TICKETS HERE.