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"Edith+Eddie is a cautionary tale for our new era of economic want and callous self-interest."
- Marilyn Ferdinand, Ferdy on Films
"The best feature and best short award winners both represent unlikely love stories, each one tender, tragic and ultimately life-affirming. Dina and Edith+Eddie are both distinguished by their unforgettable lead characters and their sensitive elicitation of universal truths."
- Simon Kilmurry, Variety
"One of the finest observational documentaries of the year. What starts as a sweet and tender portrayal of elderly interracial love transforms into a damning cry against institutionalized elder abuse. It's currently long-listed for the Best Short Documentary at this year's Oscars and deserves to win."
"In just half an hour, EDITH+EDDIE captures so much about love, aging and infirmity–and speak volumes about America's issues with elder care and guardianship."
- Norman Wilner, Now Toronto
"A more heartbreaking film might not be seen this weekend [at AFI DOCS]... bring tissues."
- Eric Althoff, The Washington Times
"They were truly in love. What happened to them is horrible–it's elder abuse and it's happening all over. We're hopeful this film can make a difference."
"A terrific documentary... After you watch this it's like – wait a minute, I have to call my mother and grandmother more often than I do today. It's the first thing you end up feeling."
- Chuck Todd, Meet the Press
"Most impressive perhaps, Laura Checkoway's intense and moving EDITH+EDDIE. Starting as a humbling, gentle portrait of a couple who have found love in their mid 90s, the film abruptly switches turn...Gripping the viewer for the duration and building something genuinely beautiful out of tragedy."
- Matt Turner Shooting People
"A beautiful documentary. All of the things we look for in a film: challenging, universal... A gift of love and compassion."
- Paul Booth, Talking Pictures
"Most impressive... intense and moving... achieving intimacy without feeling invasive... gripping the viewer for the duration and building something genuinely beautiful out of tragedy."
- Matt Turner, Shooting People
EDITH+EDDIE shows exactly how our guardianship laws fail to protect vulnerable adults, and why reform is badly needed.
- Benjamin Orzeske, Chief Counsel - Uniform Law Commission
"As wrenching as EDITH+EDDIE becomes, it still resonates most immediately as an intimate portrait of two people whose company you will come to prize as much as they clearly do each other’s...[Checkoway's] ability to give voice to those without a platform and her insights into a broken system purely through their personal stories has made her a truly exciting filmmaker to watch."
- Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest
"It is the mix of incredible access and a willingness to embrace a story’s shrewdly synthesized structure, running the gamut from unbelievable fantasy to unbearable nightmare, that yields an extraordinarily memorable work of nonfiction that stands among the festival’s best."
- Jordan M. Smith,
"EDITH+EDDIE starts out feeling like an inspirational story. A black woman and white man find each other, and love, in their mid-90s. But as the couple is separated due to a legal battle, what could have been a life-affirming hug turns into something darker: an indictment of the elder-care system, with racial undertones."
- Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
"This film will pull at the heartstrings while striking a flame within the audience."
- Lidia Moore, Vox Magazine
"An inspiring love story and infuriating elder rights legal drama...shouldn't be missed."
- Stephen Saito, The Moveable Fest
"Capturing the beauty of a pure love unfazed, at least by the people inside it, by race or age."
- Aarik Danielson, Columbia Tribune
"Pound for pound, this is one of the great films of the year...a lovingly told story done right, EDITH+EDDIE is a ride on the best kind of emotional rollercoaster."
- Paul Sturtz, True/False Co-Conspirator
"One of the most beautiful and quietly furious films I've ever seen."
- Julia Reichert, director of A LION IN THE HOUSE