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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | 77 MIN | 2011

THE LOVING STORY

Loving v. Virginia was a watershed civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute unconstitutional in 1967. A racially charged criminal trial and a heartrending love story converge in this documentary about the Lovings, an interracial couple who fell in love and married at a tumultuous social and political time in American history, yet nevertheless brought about change where previously no one else could. Through stunning archival footage of the Lovings, the film revisits this public battle through the eyes of a private couple who simply wanted to have the right to get married and live in the place they called home.

Director Nancy Buirski reacquaints us with this famous couple with the same grace and elegance of the soft-spoken but driven Mildred Loving herself, and subsequently breathes vibrant new life into history. Beyond the trials and legal battles, Buirski delicately anchors this inspiring film in an engaging human love story with a timely message of marriage equality, echoing the words of Mildred on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision: "I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about."

Tribeca Talks After the Movie (4/27 only): Join director Nancy Buirski, attorney Phil Hirschkop, who represented the Lovings, Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the ACLU, and David Boies, Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP as they discuss this landmark case and the current issues surrounding race and marriage equality. Moderated by Orlando Bagwell, director of the Ford Foundation's JustFilms initiative.

Film Information
Year: 2011
Length: 77 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: New York
Cast & Credits
Director: Nancy Buirski
Producer: Nancy Buirksi, Elisabeth Haviland James
Editor: Elisabeth Haviland James
Co-Producer: Patrica Romeu
Executive Producer: Marshall Sonenshine, Sheila Nevins
Press Contacts

Print Origin
Elisabeth Haviland James
Thornapple Films
Phone: 917.432.8684
biz@thornapplefilms.com

Director
Nancy Buirski
Producer/Director, Curator, Consultant
Augusta Films
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919 451 0601
nbuirski@nc.rr.com

Print Origin
Elisabeth Haviland James
Thornapple Films
Phone: 917.432.8684
biz@thornapplefilms.com

Director
Nancy Buirski
Producer/Director, Curator, Consultant
Augusta Films
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: 919 451 0601
nbuirski@nc.rr.com

Special Note

Photograph by Grey Villet



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About the Director(s)
NANCY BUIRSKI is the founder and was the director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. She is a producer of Time Piece, Alex Gibney's Harlem Woodstock, and Althea. She is next directing the doc The Mystery of the Moulin Rouge and is producing a fiction version of the Lovings' story.

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