The Meet the Press Film Festival in Collaboration with the American Film Institute (AFI) announced its full slate of official selections––including Edith+Eddie by Laura Checkoway. The inaugural film festival includes 16 short-length political documentaries by filmmakers across the country.
Film screenings will be organized under seven issues and followed by Q&A's with the respective filmmakers and an NBC News correspondent.
Edith+Eddie will screen in the festival's section entitled Love and the Law. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Kristen Welker, NBC News White House correspondent, and the filmmakers.
Upcoming screenings of Edith+Eddie:
- October 20, 2:30PM: Tallgrass Film Festival
- October 20, 5:15PM: Unorthodocs / Wexner Center for the Arts
- October 22, 3:30PM: Chicago International Film Festival
- November 11-18: Camerimage International Film Festival
- November 14, 5:15PM: DOC NYC
The film has enjoyed an award-studded festival run since its world premiere in March, 2017 at the True/False Film Fest, earning Best Documentary Short at the Nevada City Film Festival, Best Short at the Montclair Film Festival, Jury Honorable Mention at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Flickers' Youth Film Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Jury Award for Best Documentary at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Jury Award for Best Documentary Short at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The film also earned a prestigious nomination for the Cinema Eye Honors' "Shorts List."
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