New Film "Loving" Screened at Columbia Law School


We're LIVE at a special Loving Q&A at Columbia Law School. Watch as we discuss the importance of Loving v. Virginia and its effects on American history. #ThisIsLoving

Posted by Focus Features on Monday, December 5, 2016


On Dec. 5, Focus Features, Columbia Law School, and the Columbia Center for the Study of Law & Culture screened the new movie, Loving, followed by a discussion panel with Kendall Thomas, the Nash Professor of Law, and Visiting Professor Rose Cuison Villazor.

Loving traces the struggles of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving, whose fight for the recognition of their marriage resulted in the landmark 1967 U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, in which Chief Justice Earl Warren declared: “the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the State.” The screening inaugerated several months of theatrical and documentary film screenings about the legal, political, and cultural issues raised in the Loving case. The semester-long program will culminate in a half-day symposium on Monday, April 10, 2017—the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court oral argument in Loving v. Virginia

To hear more about the film, please watch the live stream from the event above. You can also watch the video on Focus Features' Facebook page.


Posted December 9, 2016

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