The Southern Documentary Fund and The Cary Theater will co-present a screening of Nancy Buirski's documentary film The Loving Story, which inspired the Focus Features film Loving, and is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia—the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.
Following the film, there will be a discussion with Elisabeth Haviland James (producer/editor), Susie Ruth Powell (writer) and Karen Anderson, Executive Director of the ACLU of North Carolina. WUNC Reporter Leoneda Inge will moderate. The discussion will include behind-the-scenes stories on the making of the film, highlight the ACLU’s role in the Loving’s case and in influencing public policy to protect civil rights and look at what we can do individually and collectively to foster tolerance and acceptance in our communities.
The screening and discussion will take place on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. at The Cary Theater in Cary, NC. The walls of the lobby tell the story of the formerly segregated venue, which had separate entrances and seating for African-American patrons in the Jim Crow Era.