After spending most of his years in an institution, developmentally disabled Ronald says good-bye to his friends and caretaker to join his buddy Edgar in the exciting world of independence.... See full summary »

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After spending most of his years in an institution, developmentally disabled Ronald says good-bye to his friends and caretaker to join his buddy Edgar in the exciting world of independence. Armed with busfare, a lifetime packed into one small suitcase, and a heart full of courage, Ronald boards the bus that will take him to Edgar and a new life. But Edgar, fighting demons of his own, runs into a problem before the bus carrying his new roommate arrives. What happens next is a testament to faith, humor, bravery, and true friendship. Written by Ellen Gerstein

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A young developmentally disabled man goes forth into the world.
13 May 2003 | by (Castaic, CA) – See all my reviews

Actress Ellen Gerstein ("JAMES DEAN") makes an impressive debut as a writer and director with her short film about a young developmentally disabled man taking his first tentative steps toward independence.

Ronald (Jody Clark) is leaving the center where he has lived all his life to meet Edgar, who has already established himself with a job and his own apartment. After a series of touching good-byes, Ronald heads for the bus stop.

As Edgar waits at the other end of the line, circumstances conspire to make them miss their connection.

The film is filled with sweet and touching images that allow us to experience the world of the developmentally disabled from their own unique point of view.


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