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A Landmark Documentary Screening

September 22, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

A Landmark Story
A Landmark Documentary
and winner of the
2013 Peabody Award
THE LOVING STORY
by filmmaker
Nancy Buirski                            Nancy Buirski

              Sunday, September 22, 2013
                    at 4pm
                   Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor
 Q/A with filmmaker to follow screening

The Lovings- photo Greg Villet

The Lovings- photo Grey Villet

Mildred and Richard Loving were an interracial couple that married in Washington, D.C., in 1958. Shortly after re-entering their hometown in Virginia, the pair was arrested in their bedroom and banished from the state for 25 years. The Lovings would spend the next nine years in exile, surreptitiously visiting family and friends back home in Virginia–and fighting for the right to return legally. The Lovings refused to leave one another and with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, took their
case “Loving v Virginia” all the way to the Supreme Court.

A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary set during the turbulent Civil Rights era.  Due to a confluence of social and political turmoil, our reluctant heroes brought about change where previously no one else could. They were paired with two young and ambitious lawyers who were driven to pave the way for social justice and equal rights through a historic Supreme Court case; Loving v. Virginia that overturned bans on
interracial marriage in 16 states in 1967.


  NANCY BUIRSKI, former founder and executive director of the distinguished Full Frame Documentary Film Festival,
made her film debut with this award-winning documentary. Come meet her in person at the screening of THE LOVING STORY.

Sunday, September 22, 2013
4pm at the Bay Street Theatre
$15 ticket at the door

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September 22, 2013
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4:00 pm
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