An appealing first feature (1993) by Virginia independent David Williams, this somewhat fictionalized documentary chronicles a day in the life of its narrator, Lillian Folley, an extraordinary middle-aged African-American woman who devotes her life to foster parenting even as she cares for three elderly adults in the same house. The film succeeds mainly as a rich character study of Folley, a strong individual with a mind and will of her own; the plot is secondary. (JR)

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