Join us for the first film of the season on Sunday November 15th at 1PM at the Sheldon Museum of Art! An estimated 4.6 million Americans have an intellectual or developmental disability. These individuals are living longer than ever before. And more than 75% of them live at home with family. What happens when aging family members can no longer care for them? Mimi and Dona explores this issue through the intimate story of a quirky and fiercely devoted mother-daughter duo. Since her husband died in 1968, Mimi Thornton has lived with her daughter Dona in a suburban home in Dallas. Dona has an intellectual disability and probably some undiagnosed autism. Over the years, Mimi and Dona have carved out a happy life for themselves — one filled with errands, church, weekly visits to the beauty parlor, and nightly doses of Wheel of Fortune. However, Mimi and Dona's symbiotic existence is about to end. At age 92, Mimi can no longer care for Dona; and at age 64, Dona is about to take the biggest step of her life — she's leaving home to live in an assisted living facility.
For more information, go to the Mimi and Dona website.
Dave Merrill, Region V, will facilitate the discussion following the screening.
Join us this fall for another exciting, free season of Indie Lens Pop-Up (formerly called Coffee & Conversation) filled with thought-provoking documentaries from November through May, one Sunday every month at 1PM. Each film screening is followed by a community discussion.
ITVS Community Cinema, now known as Indie Lens Pop-Up, is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.