The Loving Story

Film & Panel Discussion

Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Library and Gallery, Albin O. Kuhn
The Department of Africana Studies, the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, and the National Endowment for the Humanities invite you to a screening of The Loving Story.

Film Overview:
Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in July 1958, in Virginia, for violating a state law that banned marriage between people of different races; such laws had been on the books in most states since the seventeenth century. The Lovings never expected to be awaken in their bedroom in the middle of the night and arrested. The documentary brings to life the Lovings' marriage and the legal battle that followed through little-known filmed interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine.

The Department of Africana Studies and the AOK Library and Gallery proudly announce that Elisabeth Haviland James, producer and editor of the Emmy Award and Peabody Award winning film, The Loving Story, will join University of Virginia history professor, Dr. Claudrena N. Harold, for the panel discussion on the film, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm. A screening of the film will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm in the Gallery.

James is a producer, director and editor based in Durham, North Carolina, where her company, Thornapple Films, is headquartered. Her feature-directing debut, In So Many Words, premiered at the 2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and has screened at festivals, museums and conferences around the country. James was the Producer and Editor of The Loving Story (co-produced with HBO) for which she was short-listed for the Academy Award, winner of a Peabody Award and an Emmy Award (Best Historic Program) and nominated for two additional Emmy Awards (Best Documentary, Best Editing). She is a Producer and Editor of Althea, Rex Miller’s documentary on pioneering tennis icon Althea Gibson, set to premiere in early 2014. James was a consulting producer in the Central African Republic to the narrative feature, Oka!. Ms. James is a graduate of the M.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University, where she produced and directed four award-winning short documentaries, including Precipice, a national finalist for the 2002 Academy Award in the Student Documentary category. She earned a BSFS with honors from the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she majored in Culture and Politics. James has taught documentary filmmaking at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies and as an artist in residence at the Oklahoma Arts Institute. She has also served as a guest lecturer for the State Department in Central Asia and with the Sundance Film Forward program. She sits on the board of the Southern Documentary Fund. 

The UMBC screening and panel discussion is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and co-sponsorship support from the Dresher Center for the Humanities, Gender and Women Studies, Office of Student Life's Mosaic: Center for Cultural Diversity, Visual Arts, Women's Center, and Political Science. 

Both events are free and open to the public.  Please encourage faculty, staff, students, and other members of the public to attend the screening and panel discussion.

SCREENING: Feb. 10, 2014
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Feb. 11, 2014
4:30 p.m.

Please see attached flyer.

Co-sponsored by the Dresher Center for the Humanities, Gender and Women Studies, Office of Student Life's Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity, Visual Arts, Women’s Center, and Political Science
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