Saturday, April 20, 2013

THE LOVING STORY DVD is Now Available



The DVD version of THE LOVING STORY is available for home audiences. It can be purchased directly from Docurama, as well as on Amazon. The DVD will be shipped on May 28th for those buying retail, and April 30th for wholesale purchasers. Get your copy of this historic film today.

The Loving Story

“If a documentary can inspire us … to recognize the humanity of the people our laws demonize, then it has certainly done the nation a service.” Mother Jones
 
On June 2, 1958, a white man named Richard Loving and his part-black, part-Cherokee fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. At the time, interracial marriage was illegal in 21 states, including Virginia. Back home two weeks later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of “miscegenation.” Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings’ case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the Lovings on June 12, 1967. This precedent-setting decision resulted in 16 states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage.
Awards:
Winner, 2013 George Foster Peabody Award
Winner, Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production, Focal International Awards 2012
Winner, WGA Screenplay Award, 2011 Silverdocs Documentary Festival
Winner, 2012 John E. O'Connor Film Award, American Historical Association
Centerpiece, 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Nominee, NAMIC Vision Award