After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through many battles, both personal and...展开political. As Edie says, We just went on with this talent we have for wrestling joy from the shit. Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir (THE BRANDON TEENA STORY) return with a love story of two remarkable women whose commitment to each other is an inspiration to us all.
In the closeted 1960's, two young women met and fell in love - and so began the extraordinary tale of Edi and Thea, whose engagements to each other would span more than forty years.
Directors Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir (The Brandon Teena Story) present a lovingly crafted documentary in which Edie and Thea recount how their improbable romance ignited a li*** journey around the world and through history. Though touched by events like the civil rights movement and the Stonewall riots, Edi and Thea's relationship transcends politics and is a shining example of love's ability to endure.
Ultimately, in the 70's, 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 - and Thea's last trip on a plane - where the lovers are finally able to make their vows. Told with candor, wit, and great affection, Edi & Thea: A Very Long Engagement is an American love story for the ages.