New Orleans Loving Festival – The Loving Project: E-RACE

Film Screening: 4:30pm Sunday, August 26, 2012
Location: Cafe Istanbul - 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

The Loving Project E-Race, Ghostly Dance
The Loving Project E-Race, Ghostly Dance

Please join the New Orleans Loving Festival for a free film screening of “THE LOVING PROJECT: E-RACE” a dynamic dance/theater/music performance that explores interracial marriages and nontraditional partnerships through historical and present-day perspectives.

This timely and relevant work offers reflections on racism, sexism, and gender bias, and highlights aspects of union that make partnership between “unlikely” couples viable (and desirable) despite an adverse status quo. The work weaves together a tapestry of stories that include: the case of Loving vs. Virginia, which in 1967 overturned the law against interracial marriage in Virginia; the marriage between Russian Inventor Leon Theremin and dancer with the American Negro Ballet, Lavinia Williams; and the case of Beth and Terence Humphrey-McKay, an interracial couple who in October 2009 were denied a marriage license from a Justice of the Peace in the State of Louisiana. The Loving Project: E-Race celebrates distinctive partnerships and the rare gifts they bring to the world. (53 minutes) 

Created and performed by Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp, with Ilana Faye Silverstein, Mervin Primeaux, and installation artist Lorne Covington.

The New Orleans Loving Festival is a Multiracial Community Celebration & Film Festival that challenges racial discrimination through outreach and education. The New Orleans Loving Festival is an initiative of Charitable Film Network.  Contact mail@charitablefilmnetwork.org for more information, and please follow Dance Box Theater, Inc. on Facebook.

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