MIMI AND DONA

posts by randi@thejcc

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Date(s) - 03/16/2015
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The JCC in Manhattan

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Mon, Mar 16 6:30 PM
$9.00 / $13.00

Shown with Coaching ColburnWhat happens when love runs out of time? For a 92-year-old mother, Mimi, who has cared for Dona, her daughter who has an intellectual disability, for 64 years, it means facing the inevitable: she will not outlive her daughter and must find 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% of whom live at home with family – and details the ripple effects of Dona’s disability on three generations of a Texas family. Dir. Sophie Sartain (66 min, USA, 2014, Documentary)COACHING COLBURN:James Colburn was born with Fragile X Syndrome. At 26, he is a child at heart who finds joy in small things and uses his gift of comedic timing to inspire those around him.
Dir. Jeff Bemiss (16 min, USA, Documentary)