May 24, 2018 9:48 am
Marking its 13th award recognition, including a 2018 Academy Award nomination, since its world premiere at the 2017 True/False Film Festival, Edith+Eddie was announced today as the recipient of the DocEdge Film Festival's award for Best International Short. The fest was the film's New Zealand premiere. The film has had an outstanding festival run, earning Best Short Documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival, Best Documentary Short at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Best Documentary Short at the Nevada City Film Festival, Outstanding Documentary Short Film at the Tallgrass International Film Festival, the Flicker's Youth Film Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and an honorable mention for the Short Doc Award at the 2017 Sheffield Doc Fest. Edith+Eddie was also nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors' Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking Award. 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. Follow Edith+Eddie on Twitter and Facebook. Visit the film's official website at editheddie.com.
Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America's oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.