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The Loving Story

77 min
Documentary | Drama | History | Romance
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Nancy Buirski
4 wins & 2 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Filming Locations: Bowling Green, Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Jane Alexander
Eleanor Backman - The Great White Hope (archive footage)
Lindsay Almond Jr.
Himself - Virginia Governor, 1958 (archive footage) (as J. Lindsay Almond Jr.)
Edward L. Ayers
Himself - Historian and President, University of Richmond (as Edward Ayers)
Leon M. Bazile
Himself - Caroline County Circuit Court (archive footage) (as Judge Leon M. Bazile)
Hugo Black
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
William Brennan
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
David Brinkley
Himself - NBC News, Washington (archive sound)
Tom Clark
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
Bernard S. Cohen
Himself - ACLU Attorney (archive footage) (archive sound)
Caitlin Congdon
William O. Douglas
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
Ken Edwards
Himself - Caroline County Deputy Sheriff (as Kenneth Edwards)
Abe Fortas
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
Raymond Green
Himself - Richard's Best Friend
John M. Harlan II
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
Philip J. Hirschkop
Himself - ACLU Attorney (archive footage) (archive sound)
Ruthie Holliday
Herself - Richard's Classmate
Katharine Houghton
Joey Drayton - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (archive footage)
John Hudkins
Cab Driver - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (archive footage)
Chet Huntley
Himself - NBC News (archive sound)
Garnet Jeter
Lewis Jeter
Himself - Mildred's Brother
Sidney Jeter
Himself - Son (archive footage)
James Earl Jones
Jack Jefferson - The Great White Hope
Donald Loving
Himself - Son (archive footage)
Lola Loving
Herself - Richard's Mother (archive footage)
Mildred Loving
Herself (archive footage) (as Mildred Jeter Loving)
Peggy Loving
Herself - Daughter
Richard Perry Loving
Himself (archive footage)
R.D. McIlwaine III
Himself - Commonwealth of Virginia (archive sound) (as RD McIllwaine III)
Abbot Mills
Robert Pierpoint
Himself - CBS News (archive footage)
Sidney Poitier
John Prentice - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (archive footage)
Robert Pratt
Himself - Friend
Hope Ryden
Potter Stewart
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage) (archive sound)
Earl Warren
Himself - Chief Justice (archive sound) (archive footage) (as Chief Justice Earl Warren)
Byron White
Himself - Associate Justice (archive footage)
Did you know?
The Lovings were a real life interracial married couple who were criminally charged under a Virginia statute banning miscegenation. By counsel of and with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Lovings brought a suit which sought to overturn the law. In 1967, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Lovings, striking down the Virginia law, and all state anti-miscegenation laws, as unconstitutional per the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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"Garnet" was the first name of Mildred Loving's sister, and although spelled differently, the last name of the Sheriff of Caroline County, Brooke Garnett, who arrested Mildred and Richard Loving.
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Loving v. Virginia has been cited in every "same sex marriage" or "marriage equality" case brought on behalf of gay people wishing to receive marriage licenses from the states in which they live, or to overturn state "marriage is only between a man and a woman" laws in many states of the United States. On June 12, 2007, Mildred Loving made a statement on the 40th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision, in which, among other things, she said that she was proud that their names were "...on a court case that can help reinforce the love, the commitment, the fairness, and the family that so many people, black or white, young or old, gay or straight, seek in life. I support the freedom to marry for all. That's what Loving, and loving, are all about."
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