Item Details

Devil's Playground

Wellspring Media ; Stick Figure Productions presents ; Winstar Productions ; Cinemax ; directed by Lucy Walker ; producer, Steven Cantor
Format
Video; Computer Resource; DVD
Summary
Looks at the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of Rumspringa (literally, 'Running around'), which is a period in a teenager's life, usually between the ages of 16 and 21 years old. During this time, they are set free to explore the world outside the Amish life. Eventually, they can make an informed decision before they make a commitment to join the church, or to leave it. The film follows four teenagers in their time of discovery.
Director
Lucy Walker
Performers
Featuring Velda Bontrager, Joann Hochstetler, Faron Yoder, Matt Eash, and other members of the Old Order Amish communities of Elkhart and LaGrange counties, Indiana and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and Sarasota, Florida.
Release Date
2001
Run Time
77 min.
Language
English
English (dubbed in)
Rating
Not rated
Notes
Bonus features: Optional audio feature commentary by director Lucy Walker, producer Steven Cantor, and editor Pax Wassermann ; deleted scenes: Matt & Velda (ca. 6 min.) ; Faron gives church tour (ca. 1 min., 30 sec.) ; Perspectives on Amish life (ca. 3 min.).
Awards Note
Best Documentary Grand Prize, AFI DV Festival ; Special Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival ; Audience Award, Sarasota International Film Festival.
Contents
  • Prologue
  • Growing up Amish
  • Rumspringa
  • Amish belief
  • Faron
  • Gerald
  • Turning 16
  • Crank
  • An Amish house
  • Going to college
  • Florida
  • The decision
  • A new start
  • Baptism
  • God's plan.
ISBN
0794202888, 9780794202880
Credits
Directors of photography, Daniel Kern, Lucy Walker ; editor, Pax Wassermann ; music supervision, Renee Travis.
Published
[New York, N.Y.] : Stick Figure Productions, 2001.
[New York, N.Y.] : Wellspring Media, 2002.
Publisher no.
FLV5349 Wellspring
Description
1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD ROM/Video ; 5.1 mix.
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