Three powerful movies this year reflect Virginia’s troubled racial history — Stephanie Merry comments

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Loving shows Virginia at its most romantic and picturesque. Toward the beginning of the drama, a man takes his pregnant wife-to-be to an empty field and tells her in a slow drawl, “I’m going to build you a house right here.” The couple stand on a patchy, tree-lined stretch of grass, the rhythmic buzzing of cicadas pulsing around them. Low-hanging clouds pass languidly overhead, and the grass flutters in the breeze; humidity practically radiates off the screen. Read more>>

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Stephanie Merry

Stephanie Merry covers movies and pop culture for the Washington Post. A graduate of the poetry program at the University of Virginia, she received a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.