In June 1958, Mildred and Richard Loving were woken in the middle of the night and arrested for being in an interracial relationship.
The Loving Story brings to life the Lovings’ marriage and their racially-charged legal battle that saw the couple team up with two young and ambitious lawyers to pave the way for social justice and equal rights through a historic Supreme Court case that changed a law that had been in existence since the seventeenth century.
Set against a backdrop of historic anti-miscegenation sentiments, the Loving v. Virginia court case successfully overturned bans on interracial marriage in sixteen U.S states.
Using never-before-seen cinema verité footage and interviews with family and friends, this documentary will immerse views in their saga – from the couples courtship, to their arrest and exile, to their preparation for the law case.
The Loving Story will take you on a journey into the heart of racial relationships in America. But, in the end, it is a sad love story of a loving couple who just wanted to live a happy life in a place they called home.