Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Loving Story (2011)

Director: Nancy Buirski
Run time: 77 min.

"The improbably named Lovings, Mildred and Richard, make a compelling couple, and not just because she is half-black, half-Native American and he is good ol’ boy white. In a rich collection of 16-millimeter film, old news clips and still photographs, the Lovings don’t look like two people caught up in a cause, they seem like two people caught up in each other.

The Lovings became civil rights activists by default: victims of the times, the color of their skin and a willful, wrongheaded judge in Virginia. By accident, more than design, they made history."

—Alessandra Stanley, New York Times (full review here).

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