Edith+Eddie encourages dialogue, impact around elder rights and guardianship reform

Academy Award-nominated Edith+Eddie by Laura Checkoway continues to generate awareness and energy around the issues of elder rights, elder abuse, guardianship abuse, aging, end-of-life issues and legal reform. The film recently screened to five groups as part of its ongoing impact campaign: The American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging Iowa Law and Services Together (ILAST) Elder Abuse Coordinated Community Response Team The Gentle/Radical Film Club (dedicated to delivering accessible, grassroots screenings to minority ethnic women in South Wales, Great Britain) Continued

A Very Kartemquin 2018 Oscars Re-Cap!

This past Sunday we celebrated a momentous occasion in the 52-year history of Kartemquin: following their nominations two of our films, Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, traveled to the 90th Academy Awards® along with their respective filmmaking teams. Edith+Eddie directed, produced and edited by Laura Checkoway and produced by Thomas Lee Wright was nominee in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category. Abacus, directed by Steve James and produced by Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman was a nominee in the Best Documentary Feature category. ABCnews followed Checkoway's journey as a first-time Oscar® nominee, in a piece that you can read here. Continued

Edith+Eddie now streaming on Topic.com

Kartemquin is thrilled to share that First Look Media’s entertainment studio, Topic Studios, has acquired the streaming rights for our Oscar-nominated documentary short, Edith+Eddie, for their digital storytelling site, Topic.com. Click here to Stream the film. Edith+Eddie, directed by Laura Checkoway (Lucky), follows America's oldest interracial newlyweds at age 96 and 95. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart. Millions of American families go through elder care disputes and guardianship cases. These cases are life altering, emotionally and financially depleting, and dealt with in isolation. Continued

Edith+Eddie, Abacus nominated for 90th Academy Awards®

Kartemquin is absolutely thrilled to share that both Edith+Eddie and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail have been nominated for the 90th Academy Awards® in the Feature Documentary and Documentary Short categories, respectively. Edith+Eddie is directed, produced and edited by Laura Checkoway; produced by Thomas Lee Wright; co-produced and edited by P. Corwin Lamm; co-produced by Karina Rotenstein; with cinematography by Neil Barrett and John Larson. The film is executive produced by Cher, Steve James, Gordon Quinn and Betsy Steinberg. Continued

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