Old Dominion Bar Association

The Loving Story (for members only)

  • 20 Sep 2016
  • 18:30 - 21:30
  • Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory 9419 Battle St, Manassas, VA 20110

Don't miss this historic film experience!

Click here to purchase tickets: $5.00 per person.

A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this definitive documentary about

Mildred and Richard Loving. The marriage of Mildred (who was part-black and part-Native American) and Richard

(who was white) was declared illegal in 1958 by Virginia. They refused to leave one another and, with the help of

the ACLU, relentlessly pursued their right to happiness. In the 1967 landmark case of Loving v. Virginia, the U.S.

Supreme Court struck down laws against interracial marriage in this country. With luminous 16mm footage of the

Lovings and their lawyers, first-person testimony and rare documentary photographs, this film takes us behind the

scenes of the legal challenges and the emotional turmoil of the case.

The Loving Story won numerous awards including the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival Winner and the 2012 Sundance Film

Award. Loving, a major motion picture based on the documentary, will be in US theaters on November 4.

Join your fellow bar members to watch the documentary that inspired the movie, and meet honored guest, Bernard S.

Cohen, Esq., lead counsel for the Lovings.

View the documentary trailer here

Refreshments provided by Jirani Coffeehouse will be available for purchase.

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