'Eleanore & the Timekeeper' escape monotony of routine

November 17, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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(Photo courtesy of Hairless Films)
Eleanore, at age 91, and her developmentally disabled son Ronnie face a life transformation after 64 years of companionship.

In her documentary, Eleanore & the Timekeeper, Chicago filmmaker Daniele Wilmouth took on a very personal topic, her family. She followed her grandmother Eleanore as she struggled to move her developmentally disabled son, Ronnie, out of her home.

At 91, Eleanore could no longer safely care for herself and Ronnie.

To learn more about the film and the task of documenting such a personal tale, Eight Forty-Eight was joined by local filmmaker Daniele Wilmouth.

The film screens Friday night at Chicago Filmmakers in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.

Music Button: John Scofield, "Simply Put", from the album A Moment's Peace, (Emarcy)