Films That Change History: Edie & Thea


Filmmaker Susan Muska will speak about her work with Edie Windsor and Edie’s spouse, Thea Spyer, documenting their 42-year relationship on film in the final year of Thea’s life. Widely heralded at film festivals around the world, Edie & Thea provided a foundation for Edie Windsor to successfully sue the US government in a landmark Supreme Court case that affirmed the rights of same-sex couples and their families. 

The 60-minute film will be streamed. 

Edie & Thea won 24 jury and audience awards at film festivals in the United States and internationallyl

Susan will be introduced by Lisa Berger, a documentary filmmaker and researcher and member of DA Spain. She is a director and producer of independent documentaries, including The Brandon Teena Story, nominated for an Emmy for Excellence in Investigative Journalism, and Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement, co-produced by Sundance Channel and winner of over 26 festival awards.  Susan is currently working on two projects: Aftermath, and Full Steam Ahead: Women in STEM (working title).  She has also taught film & storytelling at Parsons: The New School for Design, The City College Graduate Program in Film (Documentary), and the Borough of Manhattan Community College.  She has given workshops in Presenting Research to the Public via Storytelling, and on Land restauration & Gender Equality at the UN University Programs in Iceland.   Susan also served as a News and Features Producer at Dyke TV (1992 - 96).   We are excited to welcome her to this event !

June 20, 2021 at 11:00am - 12:30pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
LGBTQ Caucus ·
Zo Loren Paglinawan Lisa Berger Theresa Morelli Sharon Ann Ligons shari ritter Scott Chase Bob Vallier Betsy Ettorre Martha McDevitt-Pugh

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