Reviews for The Loving Story

Marcie and I just watched The Loving Story and were deeply moved by your fine film. It ranks alongside Let Us Now Praise Famous Men in its stark beauty and searing honesty. The Loving Story should win every award given for documentary film, and I know it will have a tremendous viewing audience when it airs on HBO. It will also have a welcome audience in classrooms across the country.

William Ferris
History Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of the American South and former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities

It’s not an LGBT doc, but watch how the extraordinary HBO project The Loving Story, about the 1967 landmark Supreme Court Loving v. Virginia decision that struck down bans on interracial marriage, will impact the legal drive to bring marriage equality for all to this country. Nancy Buirski’s wonderful film, using much archival footage dealing with this landmark case, presents a beautiful, quiet but brave Virginia couple—Richard Loving and his African-American wife Mildred—who, because they were married, could not live in their home state. The other upfront heroes of this amazing story are the two young lawyers who persevered to bring the case to the top court and finally get anti-miscegenation laws throughout the country overturned. The Loving Story, which deserves a spin in theatres, will provoke a re-think of what marriage really is.

Film Journal International
May 3, 2011

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