Number of Times Seen – 1 (8 Feb 2018)
Brief Synopsis – Documentary about the oldest interracial couple and how their families react to their circumstances.
My Take on it – This is a film that I heard about a few months ago and have been interested in seeing because of all of the media attention it has received recently.
They don’t pull any punches here and show the way of life of an elderly couple and they struggles they have with their own families and with the system that doesn’t necessarily know the best way to help them.
Unlike many documentaries that have some kind of agenda, this film shows us the day to day life of this couple and goes in directions that are quite hard to predict beforehand which helps make it that much more interesting.
This film was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short and it is quite deserving of such accolades because of the way this story is told to us.
I haven’t yet seen any of the other films nominated in this category, but this one seems to be hailed as the front runner and I can’t say that I would be upset if it does end up managing to win the Oscar in 3 weeks.
Bottom Line – This is an enjoyable short documentary that shows the life of the oldest interracial couple in America. They don’t pull any punches here and show the way that these people are treated by their family members. The fact that the story goes in directions that you probably wouldn’t expect helps make it even more interesting because it doesn’t follow a set path as many documentaries do. Definitely deserving of it’s Oscar nomination for best Documentary short.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Cher saw a local news story about Edith and Eddie’s case and was so moved she became involved in their lives, offering to pay for Edith Hill’s medical expenses as well as costs associated with fixing up the couple’s home. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)
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