It made our day to see this shoutout from Bust Magazine, calling The Loving Story a Must-Watch and “the most romantic and moving documentary of the year.”
Their particular choice of photograph is also the perfect opportunity to give a very special thanks to Barbara Villet for her beautifully written piece about her late husband, Grey Villet, and the story behind his photography of the Loving family.
Of the image above, she wrote:
“…a picture of Richard and Mildred Loving standing on their porch with a pillar between them quietly suggests the legal barriers then threatening their marriage.”
We encourage you to read her essay as it adds another intimate layer to the deeply moving photography.
To all those who have been requesting a West Coast screening, we are delighted to announce that we will be in both Palm Springs and LA in the beginning of January– and for those on the East Coast, we’ll be back in DC as well:
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Screenings on Sunday January 8th at 8pm and Monday January 9th and 5pm. You can purchase tickets here.
Museum of Tolerance Special Screening with HBO
Tuesday January 10th at 7pm. For more information, click here.
Screening at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC)
Tuesday January 17th in Washington, DC.
Please help us spread the word and check back shortly for an additional list of updates and screenings.
In the last few weeks, there have been several current events that remind us just how relevant the Lovings still are…
- USA Today published an article about the rise of interracial marriages, and the challenges many families still face. Amy Wise, one of the women featured in the article, has a wonderful blog you can read here.
- In Western New York, a girl’s varsity basketball team was called out for using a racist cheer to “pump them up” before games… when their only black player spoke up about their repeated use of “‘The N-word,’” she was met with and unsympathetic response, a team member reportedly saying “‘You know we’re not racist, Tyra. It’s just a word, not a label.’”
Be sure to join us on Facebook, where you can see these updates in real-time as well as the subsequent conversations sparking from fellow Loving Story supporters.