The New Orleans Loving Festival – Film screening The Loving Story
June 12, 2019 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Ashé Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 70113
Free and open to the public
Loving Day Film Screening The Loving Story by Nancy Buirski
A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Richard and Mildred Loving, set during the turbulent Civil Rights era. The Loving Story is a story of love and the struggle for dignity, set against a backdrop of historic anti-miscegenation sentiments in the U.S. The Lovings, an interracial couple, fell in love and married at a critical time in American history; and because of a confluence of social and political turmoil, our reluctant heroes bring about change where previously no one else could. They are paired with two young and ambitious lawyers who are driven to pave the way for Civil Rights and social justice through an historic Supreme Court ruling, changing the country's story forever. (2011, 77 minutes) Limited Seating.
The film screening will be followed with a discussion moderated by Dustin Ruttenburg. Interracial couples Megan & Maukau and Nicole & Charlie, who live in New Orleans, will discuss the challenges and joy of marriage.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Drena Clay-Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lovingfestival.org or www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-loving-story. Presented by the New Orleans Loving Festival and Ashé Cultural Arts Center's Indie Lens Pop Up film series. #AshéCAC #IndieLensPopUp #NOLF #LovingFestival #LoveYall #cfnNOLA #charitablefilmnetwork #cineNOLA #LovingDay