My friend and webmaster Ray pointed out to me that there’s not a hell of a lot of explanation about this movie I’m up to my eyeballs in editing right now. It’s on the site, but there’s nothing about it, see?
OK. Here goes:
This is a movie about magical people who live in Central Park. These people keep nature from taking over–they kind of allow for NYC to exist. There used to be a lot of them, but now there are just a handful. They operate below the radar, but are well known (unofficially) to the Parks Department.
Our movie is from the perspective of one 16 year old member of their ranks, Verna:
Verna is pretty much a normal 16 year old, except that she has very little contact with the world outside of Central Park, except for those regulars whom she’s befriended. She is in love with this gardener (actually a summer landscaping intern), Mike:
Here is the Grandmother:
She’s a tough one. In fact, she’s one of the reasons that there are so few of the Park People left–she regularly kicks people out for not following rules. One such person was Verna’s aunt who left well before Verna was born. Unknown to Verna is the fact that this aunt had a daughter who is drawn to the park, but knows nothing about her inheritance. She and Verna strike up an acquaintance.
This is Ruth: