The Loving Story
A racially charged criminal trial and a heartrending love story converge in this documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. For the first time, the story of the couple at the heart of marriage equality in America is revealed in full detail. As they struggle for dignity and tolerance in the face of anti-miscegenation laws in the U.S., they are paired with two young lawyers driven to pave the way for social justice and equal rights in an historic Supreme Court case. Told through recently uncovered archival footage and photographs, the film unfolds in an authentic, poetic narrative. Though The Loving Story takes us on a journey into the heart of the Civil Rights movement and race relations, it is, at its core, a powerful love story of two people who wanted to live and raise children in the place they called home.
Director Nancy Buirski