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Trailer for Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

June 2009

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This documentary presents the story of two young women who met and fell in love in the closeted 1960s--leading to an engagement that would span more than 40 years.




Directors Susan Muska and Gréta Ólafsdóttir (The Brandon Teena Story) present a lovingly crafted film in which Edie and Thea recount how their improbable romance ignited a lifelong journey around the world and through history. Ultimately, in their 70s, with Thea's health in rapid decline, the two seize the opportunity to fulfill their dream of getting married. The film captures their inspiring journey to Toronto where the lovers are finally able to make their vow. For more about the film, visit the official website.

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Imani Woody   March 11, 2012 at 7:41 AM
Such a lovely story. It brought tears to my eyes. I will be very glad when marriage is legal throughout the US. I look forward to a world where love and commitment are accepted where and whenever they are found.

claire Lane   June 12, 2011 at 8:26 PM
That was such a touching and beautiful story of true love. I am very happy for them.

Kym Montijo   June 8, 2011 at 8:34 PM
Thank you so very much. The beauty of those two women took my breath away. Love is Love.

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