Shirley Adams

  • Shirley AdamsFilms will be shown in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

    All showings are free. Films will be in their original language, with English subtitles.


    Sunday, February 23, 2014


    South Africa


    English and Afrikaans


    In this deeply affecting portrait of ordinary courage in present-day South Africa, a single mother—Shirley Adams—struggles to care for her paraplegic teenage son, Donovan, in a depressed district on the outskirts of Cape Town. Wearied but resolute, she desperately clings to him as he withdraws from the world following a suicide attempt, and is hopeful when his spirits are momentarily lifted by the appearance of Tamsin, a pretty but overeager social worker. But when the relationship between Donovan and Tamsin sours, his fragile emotional health declines, and Shirley’s faith and perseverance are put to the ultimate test.