Producer: Vital Pictures
Release Date: 2012
Item Code: WTLD
Format: DVD
Running Time: 64 minutes

What Time is Left

A story of family, aging, and the passing of time…

Told from the point of view of the filmmaker/grandson (in his early twenties), who’d had a brush with death himself, this moving film opens up a quiet storm of issues concerning how we all live and die, and how we face or choose to ignore the looming end-of-life choices that affect our aged loved ones–and ultimately, ourselves.

Through the voices of three generations of the family, the film candidly follows the extended Henerson family as they care for two grandmothers who live in the same retirement community – Grandma Polly is in an advanced stage of aphasia, and can no longer walk or speak; Grandma DeeDee is healthy and active, consumed with concerns that her Living Will is followed to the letter. Through unforgettable moments and characters who are both surprisingly funny and heart-wrenchingly honest, the film reveals the web of human connections that keep a family together in the face of death, decline, and the unpredictability of life, itself.

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