Edith+Eddie world premiered at the True/False Film Fest on March 2nd, enamoring audiences and critics alike.
Notably, the film was written about in the LA Times, with journalist Steven Zeitchik lauding the film as "an indictment of the elder-care system, with racial undertones."
Edith+Eddie will screen among 230 films selected from a record 2,906 entries to the festival. Of those 230 films, 48% of the filmmakers are female. Director Laura Checkoway, producer Thomas Lee Wright, co-producer Karina Rotenstein, and Kartemquin Director of Communications and Distribution Tim Horsburgh will attend the festival and conference.
The film tells the story of Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison–at ages 95 and 96 they are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their unusual and idyllic love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Guidestar
© 2019 Kartemquin Educational Films
Sign up for the Kartemquin newsletter
Get film updates and special deals