The Loving Story
The Loving Story (2012)

This Oscar-shortlisted film is the definitive account of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage: Loving v. Virginia. Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: December 10, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2013
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Alessandra Stanley
New York Times

The tone of the film is solemn and pious, which seems almost inevitable when the topic is segregation and racial intolerance. But there are other reasons to watch this film besides feel-good expediency.

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David Knowles
Hollywood Reporter

The film strikes a quiet, contemplative tone that befits its soft-spoken subjects rather than the tumultuous times in which they lived.

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Glenn Dunks
Film Experience

It would be easy to make the film a grandiose sweeping tale of love and justice prevailing in the face of racism and hate... But this is instead a film that, like its subjects, prefers its silences to remain so.

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Hank Stuever
Washington Post

Their story is a powerful statement about freedom.

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David Hinckley
New York Daily News

The Loving Story is a different kind of 1960s civil rights tale, one that in many ways has a deeper level of warmth.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Not to take away from the film's importance, the whole is like Richard Loving, stolid and admirable but not inspiring.

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James Poniewozik
TIME Magazine

A low-key but moving documentary about two low-key people and their moving struggle.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

One of the many virtues of Buirski's film is that it doesn't hit viewers over the head with the parallel between the Lovings' case and the debate over same-sex marriage.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Reason both to be horrified and inspired by what people can accomplish, and a reminder that progress only happens through coordinated and relentless activism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
A powerful bit of history everybody should know. A very well put together documentary.
Walter M.
"The Loving Story" is an insightful and informative documentary about the landmark Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated… More