The complexities of a mother's sacrifice are discovered when Eleanore, at age 91, moves her developmentally disabled son Ronnie into a group home, after 64 years of devoted companionship and daily ritual in their modest Pennsylvania farmhouse. Eleanore & the Timekeeper chronicles the lives of Eleanore and Ronnie Hickman, the Director's grandmother and uncle. Shot on 16mm, the film is a quiet love story between a mother and son, which records the inevitable transformation in their relationship, and shifting definitions of home over a seven-year span. (Daniele Wilmouth, 2010, 76 min.)
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Director Daniele Wilmouth featured on WBEZ's Eight-Forty-Eight on Thursday, November 17! Listen to the interview on their website here.