Edith+Eddie; Abacus play to sold-out and enraptured crowds at True/False

Kartemquin's newest release, Edith+Eddie and the latest film by director Steve James, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail both enjoyed highly anticipated and enthusiastically-met runs at the True/False Film Fest, running March 2nd-March 5th.

Edith+Eddie world premiered to a sold-out crowd on March 2nd, with Julia Reichert––director of A Lion in the House––describing the film as, "One of the most beautiful and quietly furious films I have ever seen."

Praise for EDITH+EDDIE

"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, NonFics.com

"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

Director Laura Checkoway was in attendance for all three sold-out screenings. The short doc, following the unusual and idyllic love story of Edith Hill and Eddie Harrison, America's oldest interracial newlyweds, struck chords with audience members and reviewers alike:

Adding to its already gaining momentum, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail enthralled the film's three sold-out crowds over the weekend, with director Steve James in attendance for all three screenings.

It was a particularly triumphant weekend for James, winning the True/False "Gimme Truth."

Coming up, Abacus goes to San Francisco for CAAMfest, Long Island for the Port Jefferson Documentary Series, and Cleveland for the Cleveland International Film Festival on March 31 and April 1, where director Steve James will be honored with the festival's Director's Spotlight Award.

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