*Note: Tickets to the screening and discussion are still available here ($10 suggested donation)
Tickets to the reception are SOLD OUT.
Southern Documentary Fund is proud to present:
The Loving Story
Produced by Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James
Courtesy of Icarus Films
THE LOVING STORY is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia—the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.
Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter returned home to Virginia where their marriage was declared illegal—he was white, and she was black and Native American. At the time, anti-miscegenation laws were upheld in 16 states. The Lovings refused to leave one another and, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, took their case to the courts. Their case made it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, whose decision—under Chief Justice Earl Warren—finally struck down state laws against interracial marriage throughout the country. THE LOVING STORY takes us behind the scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil that they entailed, documenting a seminal moment in American history and reflecting a timely message of marriage equality in a personal, human love story.
While the Focus Features film Loving is winning accolades and awards, see the documentary that inspired the major motion picture!
Join us for the fundraiser for Southern Documentary Fund.
Thursday, January 26th at The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary, NC
6: 00 PM: Catered Reception featuring craft beer by Ponysaurus Brewing Co.
7:00 PM: The Loving Story
8:30 PM: Discussion with special guests: Elisabeth Haviland James (producer/editor), Susie Ruth Powell (writer) and Karen Anderson (Executive Director of ACLU North Carolina).
$25 Donation for Catered Reception + Film & Discussion.
$10 Suggested Donation for Film + Discussion.
Get tickets here: https://sdf-presents_the-loving-story.eventbrite.com