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We hope you can join us on October 1 for The Loving Story. A racially-charged criminal trial and a heart-rending love story converge in this documentary about Mildred and Richard Loving, a part-black, part-Indian woman married to a white man in Jim Crow era Virginia. Thrown into rat-infested jails and exiled from their hometown for 25 years, the Lovings fought back and changed history. The Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case overturned miscegenation laws that affects mixed-race marriages across the country. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion led by Raney Bench and Robert Shetterly that will look at how these laws were applied in Maine. Directed by Nancy Buirski.
To learn more about FILM FORWARD, visit sundance.org/filmforward or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is cosponsored by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Additional FILM FORWARD events hosted by MDIHS, Reel Pizza, Northeast Harbor Public Library and COA.