Grandin Theatre Film Lab Film Festival - May 23, 2017 at 7 pm -  $5 General Admission. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office.

Mimi and Dona

Wed 11/18
7:00 pm - Free!
Location: 
Main Theatre
2014
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Runtime: 
65 minutes
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Release Date: 
October 2014
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Genre: 
Documentary

What happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared 64 years for her daughter, Dona, who has an intellectual disability, it means facing the inevitable -- she will not outlive her daughter -- and finding her daughter a home. This poignant, heartbreaking and, at times, humorous documentary traces this process through the story of a wonderfully quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo. The film spotlights the challenges of aging caregivers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities -- some 4.6 million Americans, 75 percent of whom live at home with family -- and details the ripple effects of Dona's disability on three generations of a Texas family.

Director: 
Sophie Sartain
Writers: 
Sophie Sartain

Independent Lens | Mimi and Dona | Preview | PBS