CULVER CITY, CALIF. (June 27, 2011) – A heartwarming story from the New York Times bestselling author and one of the top Amish fiction writers, Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning debuts on DVD September 13th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and AFFIRM Films/Provident Films. Directed by Michael Landon Jr. (Love Comes Softly, Saving Sarah Cain, The Velveteen Rabbit), the film illustrates the power of faith and vividly exhibits Lewis’ flair for capturing authentic Amish life and characters by telling the story of a young woman who risks everything to learn the truth about herself. The film stars Danielle Panabaker (Mr. Brooks) and Golden Globe® nominee Sherry Stringfield (TV’s “ER”). Bonus features include deleted scenes. Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning will be available on DVD for $19.99 SRP.

Katie Lapp (Danielle Panabaker) has always struggled with the rules that define her sheltered Amish community, but when a wealthy outsider (Sherry Stringfield) begins asking questions about her family, Katie begins to wonder about her origins. What connection does this woman have to her life…and how will the unraveling secrets challenge Katie’s faith? Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning is a powerful, personal journey of discovery based on the famous novel by the New York Times bestselling author.

The film was directed by Michael Landon Jr. from the teleplay by Chris Easterly. Mitchell Galin and Carey Nelson-Burch produced, with Michael Landon Jr., Brian Bird, and Maura Dunbar acting as executive producers and Cindy Bond as co-executive producer.

DVD Bonus Features Include: Deleted Scenes

Beverly Lewis’ The Shunning
has a runtime of approximately 88 minutes and is not rated.
Original TV airdate was April 16, 2011 on The Hallmark Channel.

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About The Author

Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country, is a former schoolteacher, an accomplished musician, and an award-winning author of more than eighty books for adults and children, many of which have appeared on bestseller lists. Her novel The Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction.