The Tribeca Film Festival Presents “The Loving Story” – Thursday, April 21, 2011 – Friday, April 29, 2011
Director Nancy Buirski says “The Loving Story is first of all a love story. It’s a story of a modest, humble couple who triumph over all odds to reverse decades-old anti-miscegenation/anti-interracial marriage sentiments and bigotry. The Lovings were a couple who wanted the right to love whom they wanted to love, and felt that it was important for other people to have that same right.”
A scene from Julia Ivanova's 2011 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary Competition film "Family Portrait in Black and White." Image courtesy of Sundance Institute.
indieWIRE recently profiled a 2011 Sundance film titled “Family Portrait in Black and White.” The film is set in a Ukrainian village and features Olga Nenya, a Ukranian woman who raises 23 foster children. 16 of the children are the biracial offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women.
The Sundance Institute describes Olga’s character as “loving and protective, but also narrow-minded and controlling. A product of communist ideology, she favors collective duty over individual freedom. It’s this philosophy that gives the orphans the rich sense of belonging they ache for, as well as cause for rebellion and distrust, in this lyrical, sometimes gut-wrenching tale about the meaning of “Mama,” “family,” and “nation.”” See the full indieWIRE feature by clicking here.