- Directors Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir
- 61 minutes
- Breaking Glass Pictures
Edie & Thea: A Love Story
A Story Told in Pictures
Edie & Thea: The Wedding and Beyond
After the two are finally married, we know what is coming. Thea's health is declining and we sense that death is near. There are scenes of Edie putting her to bed, attaching oxygen, so she can breathe. And then there's Thea, telling us that no matter what, you need to keep making love, despite the disabilities that plague us as we age. "As the years go by, that feeling of attraction stays the same," she says.
The Aftermath: A Lawsuit
Edie Windsor has filed a lawsuit that challenges the "Defense of Marriage Act." According to a press release from Breaking Glass Pictures: "Windsor is seeking the return of the $350,000 she paid in estate taxes after the government failed to recognize her marriage to Thea Spyer, who passed away in 2009. The documentary tells the story of the couple’s 44-year-long engagement and their 2007 marriage in Toronto. The lawsuit was filed with the assistance of the American Civil Liberties Union, the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and the New York Civil Liberties Union."
Overall, it's a very moving story, and a recommended film.