1st film in Indie Lens Pop-Up series on autism set for Monday at library | SteamboatToday.com

1st film in Indie Lens Pop-Up series on autism set for Monday at library

The Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues Monday with the first of two free films about autism presented by the Bud Werner Memorial Library and Yampa Valley Autism Program.

“Mimi and Dona,” a documentary by Sophie Sartain, screens at 6:30 p.m. in Library Hall. For 64 years, 92-year-old Mimi has cared for her daughter, Dona, who has an intellectual disability, and now faces the inevitable: to find Dona a home. This alternately heartbreaking and heartwarming film by Mimi’s granddaughter tells the story of a quirky and deeply connected mother-daughter duo, and their effect on three generations of a Texas family.

The second film in this special series with Yampa Valley Autism Program is “Autism in Love,” which screens at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in Library Hall.

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood film screening series that brings people together for community-driven conversations around films from the award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” Formerly known as Community Cinema, the long-running screening series has been renamed Indie Lens Pop-Up, and continues as it has for the past six years to be a part of the library’s programming for the 2015/16 season.

The community is encouraged to stay for discussions with Yampa Valley Autism Program after each film. Visit steam

boatlibrary.org/events for more information about this film and upcoming Indie Lens Pop-Up events.

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