Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In Birch Interval Eddie Albert and Rip Torn, play Pa Strawacher and Thomas, a pair of Amish patriarchs. Susan McClung plays Jesse, an 11-year-old city girl who undergoes severe culture shock when she moves in with her Amish cousins. Told from McClung's point of view, the film concentrates on such fundamental values as love, faith and loyalty. Sophisticates may not be in step with the film's sentiments, but it is perfect family fare. Birch Interval was scripted by Joanna Crawford from her own novel.
Amish, coming-of-age, compassion, cousin, family, fear, girl, life, love, passion, reality, relative, sexual-awakening, suffering, teenagers, youth