The Loving Story

by
Abby Zimet

A new documentary seeks to tell the pivotal civil-rights story of Mildred and Richard Loving,
a white man and black/Cherokee woman who fought to the Supreme Court
for the right to marry and live in their home state of Virginia after
being jailed and exiled for the crime of loving each other. The
filmmakers use newly found photos and footage they call "the heartbeat
of our film" to make the Lovings' universal, and timely, case for
marriage equality. Mildred, especially, took up their cause, as "not
just her story, but the story of many." They are seeking donations
by Jan. 15 through Kickstarter to finish the film. Powerful preview, riveting story.

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