DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND

06/27/2011

 
Lucy Walker, one of my favorite documentary filmmakers, somehow gained access to the Amish right of passage called Rumspringa, when teens are relieved from the constraints of their religion. (The Amish have an edge on other cultures: they do what's best for the survival of the group.) Brief, evocative and informative look at a sociological phenomenon.

Official Site: http://www.stickfigureproductions.com/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Devil_s_Playground/60026445?trkid=496624
 

THAT'S WHAT I AM

05/24/2011

 
It's odd to listen to a man's voice over a boy's story. Standard misfit kids in school set in the sixties with the theme of tolerance. For older kids and fans of team Ed Harris / Amy Madigan.

Official Site: http://www.thatswhatiammovie.com/
Netflix:http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/That_s_What_I_Am/70180168?trkid=496624#height1168
 

DAYDREAM NATION

05/23/2011

 
Dark comedy, not entirely a teenage (angst) story, like Easy A, but deeper, and funnier. Loved it!

Official Site: http://www.daydreamnationmovie.com/
Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/Daydream_Nation/70138810?trkid=496624#height847