Board and Care is a 1979 American short film directed by Ron Ellis. [1] It won an Oscar at the 52nd Academy Awards in 1980 for Best Short Subject.[2]

Board and Care
Directed byRon Ellis
Produced byAmelia Anderson
Paul Cheesman
Ron Ellis
Sarah Pillsbury
Written byRon Ellis
StarringRichard Goss
Laura Jean Ellis
CinematographyFred Goodich
Edited byRon Ellis
Distributed bySprout, Pyramid
Release date
  • 1979 (1979)
Running time
26 Minutes
CountryUnited States


Two teenagers with Down syndrome want to have a meaningful relationship, but are soon separated by circumstances and well-intended guardians[3]


  • Richard Goss as Ricky
  • Laura Jean Ellis as Lila
  • Luana Anders as Carolyn
  • Sunshine Parker as Briggs
  • John Frederick Jones as Stanton


  1. ^ Short Film Winners: 1980 Oscars-YouTube
  2. ^ "New York Times: Board and Care". NY Times. Retrieved May 24, 2008.
  3. ^ Pyramid Media

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