and Augusta Films
THE LOVING STORY
Screening at the 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival
Friday, October 14 at 7:30PM – UA East Hampton Theater
Saturday, October 15 at 11:30AM – UA Southampton
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They didn’t ask to be heroes... just to be happy.
HBO Documentary Films and Augusta Films presents THE LOVING STORY, the inspiring documentary debut of Nancy Buirski, producer of Timepiece and Sweet Dreams.
This evocative documentary recounts the little-known story of the Lovings. The marriage of Mildred (who is part black and part Native American) and Richard (who is white) was declared illegal in 1958 by their home state of Virginia.
They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, relentlessly pursued their right to happiness. Their case made it all the way to the US Supreme Court where, in 1967, laws against interracial marriage in this country were struck down once and for all.
With luminous, newly discovered 16mm footage of the Lovings and their lawyers, first-person testimony and rare documentary photographs, this film takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil of the case.
The Loving Story recreates a seminal moment in history and reflects a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.