Monday, January 30, 2012

HBO Documentary Films, Comcast and the ACLU of Virginia to Host Premiere Screening of "THE LOVING STORY" at the Caroline County Community Services Center on February 4

Filmmakers Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James, Film Subjects Peggy Loving Fortune and Attorney Bernard S. Cohen, and HBO Senior Producer Nancy Abraham Scheduled to Participate.

HBO, Comcast and the ACLU of Virginia will host the invitation-only Caroline County premiere of the HBO Documentary Film THE LOVING STORY in the community where the Lovings first met and fell in love.
THE LOVING STORY tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple who married in 1958 despite Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws. Arrested by local police in their Caroline County home in the middle of the night for the crime of "mixed marriage," Mildred and Richard were later convicted on felony charges and banished from Virginia. But the Lovings fought back with the help of the ACLU and ultimately changed history through a watershed Supreme Court case that overturned bans on interracial marriage in 16 states.
-Nancy Buirski - producer and director, THE LOVING STORY
-Elisabeth Haviland James, producer and editor, THE LOVING STORY
-Nancy Abraham - HBO senior producer for THE LOVING STORY and senior vice president, HBO Documentary Programming
-Peggy Loving Fortune - daughter of Richard and Mildred Loving who was a young child during most of her parents' ordeal
-Bernard S. Cohen - attorney and former ACLU lawyer who, with Philip J. Hirschkop, argued Loving v. Virginia in the U.S. Supreme
Court in 1967
-Kent Willis - executive director, ACLU of Virginia
Saturday, February 4, 2012
4:00 p.m. - Reception
5:00 p.m. - Screening of THE LOVING STORY
6:30 p.m. - Discussion with filmmakers and film subjects
Caroline County Community Services Center, 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, VA
Formerly Union High School, where Richard Loving attended

Details: THE LOVING STORY combines newly discovered and never-before-seen vintage film and photos of the Loving family shot in 1965 and a compelling present-day interview with the Loving's daughter, Peggy, neighbors, police and their young, intrepid ACLU lawyers Bernard S. Cohen and Philip J. Hirschkop. The attorneys argued the landmark 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case that finally brought justice to the Lovings. The exclusive HBO documentary THE LOVING STORY, the uplifting saga of these unlikely Civil Rights heroes, debuts on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 (9:00-10:30 pm ET/PT) during Black History Month.

The film has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

THE LOVING STORY is an HBO Documentary Films and Augusta Films, LLC production; produced and directed by Nancy Buirski; produced by Elisabeth Haviland James; executive produced by Scott Berrie and Marshall Sonenshine; co-produced by Patricia Romeu; cinematographers, Rex Miller, Steve Milligan and Abbot Mills; editor, Elisabeth Haviland James; original music, David Majzlin. For HBO: senior producer, Nancy Abraham; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.


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