Mimi and Dona



Mimi and Dona was nationally broadcast on PBS/Independent Lens.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Aging in America Conference
ASA Movie Night
San Francisco, CA
Filmmaker in attendance

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
The Arc Lancaster Lebanon
Free Screening and Discussion
North Adams, MA


Tuesday, November 3 @ 5:30 p.m.
Pickford Film Center, Bellingham, WA

Tuesday, November 3 @ 6:00 p.m.
Hawai'i Women in Filmmaking , Honolulu, HI

Wednesday, November 4 @ 7:30 p.m.
Emporium Center for Arts and Culture, Knoxville, TN

Thursday, November 5 @ 6:00 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center, Louisville, KY

Thursday, November 5 @ 7:00 p.m.
Northwestern Michigan College,
The Dennos Museum Center
, Traverse City, MI

Monday, November 9 @ 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Rialto Cinemas, Sebastopol, CA

Tuesday, November 10 @ 6:00 p.m.
Valencia Park/Malcolm X Library, San Diego, CA

Tuesday, November 10 @ 6:30 p.m.
Spagnuolo Hall, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

Tuesday, November 10 @ 6:30 p.m.
Red River Theaters, Concord, NH

Wednesday, November 11 @ 6:30 p.m.
Twin Falls Center for the Arts, Twin Falls, ID

Wednesday, November 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
Catamount Arts, Johnsbury, VT

Wednesday, November 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
Rialto Cinemas, Berkeley, CA

Thursday, November 12 @ 5:30 p.m.
Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, Troy, NY

Thursday, November 12 @ 7:00 p.m.
UAA Multicultural Center in the Rasmuson Hall, Anchorage, AK

Friday, November 13 @ 7:00 p.m.
UAA Mat-Su College, Glenn Massay Theater, Palmer, AK

Sunday, November 15 @ 1:00 p.m.
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Monday, November 16 @ 6:30 p.m.
Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs, CO

Tuesday, November 17 @ 7:00 p.m.
Peterborough Community Theater, Peterborough, NH

Wednesday, November 18 @ 10:30 a.m.
Stockton Manahawkin Instructional Site, Manahawkin, NJ

Wednesday, November 18 @ 11:30 a.m.
Tate Student Center, University of Georgia , Athens, GA

Wednesday, November 18 @ 6:00 p.m.
Mesa County Central Library, Grand Junction, CO

Wednesday, November 18 @ 6:00 p.m.
Durango Public Library , Durango, CO

Wednesday, November 18 @ 6:30 p.m.
Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs, CO

Wednesday, November 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
Grandin Theatre , Roanoke, VA

Thursday, November 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, Huntsville, AL

Thursday, November 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tim Gill Center, Colorado Springs, CO

Friday, November 20 @ 6:30 p.m.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, Nashville, TN

Friday, November 20 @ 7:00 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY


  • Cape Ann Cinema – Gloucester, MA
  • Penn State DuBois – DuBois, PA
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Indiana, PA
  • APHA Global Public Health Film Festival – Atlanta, GA
  • California University of Pennsylvania – California, PA
  • American Health Care Association/NCAL 68th Annual Convention and Exposition – Las Vegas, NV
  • Greenly Center Center – Bloomsburg, PA
  • Millersville University – Millersville, PA
  • East Stroudsburg University – East Stroudsburg, PA
  • ReelAbilities Film Festival – Boston, MA
  • Vermont PBS and Partners Screening – Burlington, VT
  • Harvard School of Public Health – Boston, MA
  • Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater – Omaha, NE
  • ReelAbilities Film Festival – Houston, TX
  • ReFrame Film Festival – Peterborough, Ontario
  • Monadnock Developmental Services – Peterborough, NH
  • Austin Public Library – Austin, TX
  • ReelAbilities Film Festival – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Legacy Film Festival – San Francisco, CA
  • AbilityFest 2015 – Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Macon Film Festival – Macon, GA
  • Heart of the Pines Film Fesitval – Minden, LA
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest Videotheque
  • Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival – Sebastopol, CA
  • Thin Line Film Festival – Denton, TX
  • Thin Line Film Festival – New York
  • ReelAbilities Film Festival – New York
  • Dallas VideoFest – Dallas, TX


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Cast and crew were on hand for a packed screening at the 27th Dallas VideoFest. The audience reaction was overwhelming!

Director Sophie Sartain at Dallas Premiere
Filmmaker Sophie Sartain with movie poster.
A packed crowd at the Angelika Theater.
A packed crowd at the Angelika Theater.
Filmmaker Sophie Sartain with cast members Deryl and Gerry Dalby and Lucilla Garrett
Filmmaker Sophie Sartain with cast members Deryl and Gerry Dalby and Lucilla Garrett.
Cast members Keith and William Sartain
Cast members Keith and William Sartain.
"Truly wonderful! I was totally captivated!”
—Ann H.
"I can’t even describe to you how moving the film was for us. Just haunting. I can’t imagine anyone in the audience was not moved by it.”
—Sandra D.
“Really special. I know it will mean so much to so many.”
—Molly S.
“Your film meant a lot to me, bringing back childhood memories, of care taking.”
—Lee W.
“Spectacular! Last night was magical.”
—Ellen G.