Selected Press Coverage:
"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 ; "Elder caregiving law comes into focus with Edith and Eddie"
"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."
– Thomas Grimshaw, London Short Film Festival Programme
"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, Executive Director - International Documentary Association; Variety
"'Edith+Eddie' is a heart-tugger about a bi-racial elderly couple struggling to stay together."
– Anne Thompson, IndieWire's "2018 Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary Short"
"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."
– Cher (Executive Producer), The Hollywood Reporter
"Edith+Eddie is a cautionary tale for our new era of economic want and callous self-interest."
–Marilyn Ferdinand, Ferdy On Films
"All of the things we look for in a film... challenging, universal... a gift of love and compassion."
– Paul Booth, Talking Pictures
"Most impressive perhaps, Laura Checkoway's intense and moving EDITH+EDDIE...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
"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
"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
"Devastating... 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 at True/False 2017
"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
"A more heartbreaking film might not be seen this weekend [at AFI DOCS]... bring tissues."
– Eric Althoff, The Washington Times
"This film will pull at the heartstrings while striking a flame within the audience."
— Lidia Moore, Vox Magazine
"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 have ever seen."
-Julia Reichert, director of A LION IN THE HOUSE