Set deep in the Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina around 1920, this American folktale is about a plucky young girl named Mutzmag. When her mother dies, Mutzmag and her two gullible sisters decide to leave their tumble-down shack to seek their fortunes in the wide world. The girls lose their way in the forest and end up at the cabin of a wicked witch and her giant husband. Quick witted Mutzmag saves the day with nothing but a pocket knife and a ball of string.
Ages 10 and up.
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The Parent's Choice Gold Seal Award
American Library Association Selected Film for Young Adults
The series From the Brothers Grimm was produced with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
DVD Extras include
* The Ballad of Frankie Silver - In 1833 Mrs. Frances Silver was hanged in Morganton, North Carolina, for the ax murder of her husband Charles. For a century and a half the case has lived on in newspapers, pamphlets, memoirs, petition, folksong, and legends. (50 mins.)
* Robbie Sams - the story of the remarkable young girl who played Mutzmag.
* Making Grimm Movies - how to make movies on a shoestring.
The film has a wonderfully spooky atmosphere, beautifully photographed scenes, fine acting, and a few truly scary scenes. -- Anne Taubeneck, Chicago Sun-Times, October 9, 1992
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