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The LOVING STORY
Don't miss this historic film experience!
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 Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of the ACLU, relentlessly pursued their right to happiness. In the 1967 landmark case of Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country. With luminous 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 won numerous awards including the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Winner and the 2012 Sundance Film Award. Loving, a major motion picture based on the documentary, will be in US theaters on November 4.
Join your fellow bar members to watch the documentary that inspired the movie, and meet honored guest, Bernard S. Cohen, Esq., lead counsel for the Lovings.
View the documentary trailer here
Refreshments provided by Jirani Coffeehouse will be available for purchase.
Sponsored by: Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian, P.C. and Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/Prince William County
- The Loving Story
September 20, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm