Double Bill. Introduced by Lindsay River, LGBT Advisor to Age UK & Lee Wicks from Friends and Supporters of the Furness LGBT Community
A Last Farewell (2013) Dir. Casper Andreas. Sweden. 13min
A Last Farewell is both a calm and upsetting portrait of an aging author’s sorrow over the death of his long-term partner. Haunted by visions of his late husband, and in conflict with his daughter who is trying to renew the ties between them, he must tackle the impossible task of moving on and finding peace in the wake of a devastating loss.
Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009) Dir. Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir, USA, 67min
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 political. As Edie says, We just went on with this talent we have for wrestling joy from the shit. Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir return with a love story of two remarkable women whose commitment to each other is an inspiration to us all.