The Loving Story

Friday, February 14th, 7:30pm

The Loving Story

(A Valentine’s Day Special)

Back by Popular Demand!

Nancy Buirski, 2011, 77 min.

This documentary is the definitive account of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage: Loving v. Virginia. 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. Hope Ryden's luminous, newly discovered home movie footage of the Lovings and their feisty young lawyers and rare photography by Grey Villet are stitched together in this  film from Nancy Buirski (Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq) that takes viewers behind the scenes of a pair of unlikely civil rights pioneers and their real-life love story.