EDITH+EDDIE shows exactly how our guardianship laws fail to protect vulnerable adults, and why reform is badly needed.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"This film will pull at the heartstrings while striking a flame within the audience."
"An inspiring love story and infuriating elder rights legal drama...shouldn't be missed."
"Capturing the beauty of a pure love unfazed, at least by the people inside it, by race or age."
"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."
"One of the most beautiful and quietly furious films I've ever seen."