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The Pennywhistle Blues


The Magic Garden is the US title for the South African film Pennywhistle Blues. An all-black, nonprofessional cast appears in this compact little drama, set in the town of Alexandria. The garden of the title is the hiding place chosen by a thief who has stolen a large sum of money from the local church. The owner of the garden is a poverty-stricken widow--exactly the sort of person for whom the money had been donated. The widow finds the money and uses it to pay off a grocery debt. The thief steals the...more