Board and care

United States, 1980

Film
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Deals with a Down’s Syndrome girl and boy who reveal the deep human need for communication and sharing. Ricky and Lila meet for a brief afternoon of innocent closeness, eating together and talking about what they see. When Lila is sent away to school, Ricky vainly searches the town for her. Featuring Richard Cross as Ricky and Laura Jean Ellis as Lila. (Academy Award Winner in 1980) Suitable for upper secondary level.

Credits

production company

Sarah Pillsbury

Ron Ellis

National Endowment for the Arts

co-producer

Sarah Pillsbury

Ron Ellis

director
Duration

00:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1980

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013716

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Academy awards (Motion pictures)

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Communication

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Down's syndrome

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Mentally handicapped

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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