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The Loving Story out on DVD May 14th

From HBO documentaries, The Loving Story focuses on the marriage between Richard Perry Loving and Mildred Loving.  In 1958, the couple was arrested in Virginia for violation of Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws; Richard was white while Mildred was black and Native American. The case became the basis for Loving v. Virginia, the landmark Supreme Court case overturning anti-miscegenation laws across the country.

Originally airing on Valentine’s Day, the documentary is being released by Icarus Films to institutions and libraries on Monday, May 14th.

From the Washington Post’s review of the film:

It’s interesting how much we can know the basic outline of such an event and yet not really know the participants… [the film] rescues the Lovings from the perfunctory realm of footnotes and newspaper clippings and brings them into a more emotional light.

Here’s the director’s promo for the film:


And a clip of Mildred reflecting on the Civil Rights Movement:


Another, longer trailer is here at traileraddict, with other footage that doesn’t overlap the previous two.