The Wrap: Icarus Films Picks Up Oscar Contender ‘Loving Story’

By Kurt Orzeck

“The Loving Story,” first-time director Nancy Buirski’s documentary about interracial marriage, has been acquired by Icarus Films, TheWrap has learned.

The movie — which is on the Oscar short list for Documentary Feature — will air Feb. 14 on HBO. Three months later, New York-based documentary-film distributor Icarus Films will distribute “The Loving Story” to a yet-undetermined number of theaters.

“We’re very fortunate that a distributor wanted to take it,” Buirski told TheWrap at a Tuesday screening of “The Loving Story” at Los Angeles’ Museum of Tolerance. “They think it will play well on a big screen and go beyond the HBO audience.”

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