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The Loving Story (2012)

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A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this definitive documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving. The marriage of Mildred (who was part-black and part-Native American) and Richard (who was 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 U.S. Supreme Court where, in 1967, it struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country 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 landmark case. The Loving Story recreates a seminal moment in history and reflects a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: December 10th, 2012 (Limited) by Icarus Films
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 77 minutes
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Keywords: Interracial Romance, Courtroom Drama, Bigotry, Hate Crime, Civil Rights Movement
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: HBO Documentary Films, Augusta Films
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Richard Loving    Himself
Mildred Loving    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Nancy Buirski    Producer
Elisabeth Haviland James    Producer
Nancy Buirski    Screenwriter
Susie Ruth Powell    Screenwriter
Scott Berrie    Executive Producer
Marshall Sonenshine    Executive Producer
Patricia Romeu    Co-Producer
Neda Armian    Supervising Producer
Anna Sang Park    Development Producer
Ric Burns    Consulting Producer
Sam Pollard    Consulting Producer
David Baldwin    Associate Producer
Rex Miller    Cinematographer
Steve Milligan    Cinematographer
Elisabeth Haviland James    Editor

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