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Film: 'Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement'

Wednesday, 13 February, 2013

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Film Summary:

The story of Edie and Thea is a documentary about two soulmates whose love begins with an instant magnetic attraction and lasts 42 years and counting. But like the great love stories of literature and lore Tristan and Isolde, Romeo and Juliet, Gertrude and Alice Edie and Thea's story is one of forbidden love.

Shortly after they meet in New York's West Village in the early 1960s, they become "engaged", though the idea of a civil marriage for gay and lesbian couples was unthinkable at the time and would not come to pass for another 4 decades.


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