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EDIE AND THEA
(USA/ 2009/ 61 min)
Susan Muska, Greta Olafsdottir

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. These two compassionate and brave women are a model of courage and strength that speaks to everyone, of any age. Through this film audiences will recognize that dancing, like loving, can continue at any age, and rediscover the timeless message “Don’t postpone joy”.

Cinematography, Editing - Susan Muska, Greta Olafsdotti; Sound Design - Lora Hirschberg; Music - Karl Henry

  • Audience Award Best Documentary, OUTFEST
  • Audience Award, Best Feature Documentary, Skeive Filme, Oslo
  • Audience Award & Director’s Club Award for Best Documentary, Reel Pride
  • Jury Award for Best Documentary & Audience Award for Favorite Documentary
  • Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Seattle
  • Jury Award for best Documentary, Madrid Gay & Lesbian FF
  • Dokula - Award for Best Documentary, Hamburg International Gay & Lesbian FF
  • Audience Award for Best Independent Feature Doc, Image Out
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary, FICGLB, Barcelona
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary, Southwest Gay and Lesbian FF


Susan Muska and Gréta Ólafsdottir are instructors at The Parsons School of Design. Gréta is a documentary and short-films consultant for the Icelandic Film Centre. They produced and directed the award-winning documentary film, The Brandon Teena Story
. Their other documentaries are Through the Lens and Women, the Forgotten Face of War, which received a jury award at the Astra International Documentary Festival and was part of a two-year campaign by Amnesty International to stop violence against women.