Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin

Streaming Video - 2015
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The life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune only to walk away and live on a Navajo reservation. An artistic genius, raised on a tree farm in Indiana by a callous father, Rich wrestled all of his life with the brokenness and crippling insecurity born of his childhood. A lover of Jesus and a rebel in the church, Rich refused to let his struggles with his own darkness tear him away from a God he was determined to love. As he struggled with success in Nashville and depression in Wichita, Rich desired most of all to live a life of honest and reckless faith amidst a culture of religion and conformity.
Publisher: [United States] : Color Green Films : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 137 min.)) : sound, color
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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Ruarma1967
Feb 16, 2017

Based on a True to Life story of Rich Mullins. Very Touching and inspiring. Moving on and keeping on finding the desires of your heart.

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ilovewhippets
Jun 09, 2016

Intense, biographical journey! It is based on the real character, a musician, Rich Mullins, that had records released!
It may appeal to those of the Christian faith, since the main character tries hard to figure out what it is to walk with God and how to be an authentic believer! He is, also, dealing with the trauma of feeling unloved and feeling rejected by his father. Loneliness, isolation and depression are his unwelcome companions! He copes with lots of drinking! Rich finds help from some people that he respects and admires!
This is clearly a low-budged film, yet the characters in it give a stellar performance! It may make you weep in some places!

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

A surprisingly good film. Perhaps it leaves a little of Mullin's cussing and outbursts to the imagination, but the fact that a faith-based movie addressed them at all was refreshing. An inspiring story.

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papagator
Sep 21, 2015

The storyline is simple it's about the life of Rich Mullins. He was part of the resurgence of contemporary Christian music movement in the 80′s-90′s. The film portrays his struggles with his faith, addictions and insecurities while his songs were some of the most popular in the world of contemporary Christian music. This is not a neatly packaged film with a simple conflict/resolution angle. Ragamuffin is a dark, brooding film that exposes the insecurity. It's long and doesn't provide resolution. It's redemptive and agonizing, all of which was authentic to Mr. Mullins.

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angel_heart
Mar 21, 2015

The acting was superb. Story was a bout a very emotionally disturbed and gifted young man who could not put down the bottle or marry his girlfriend of 10 years. Lived life by the seat of his pants and I believe it was that lifestyle that took his life in the car crash. I would have given it 5 stars but the movie left me so depressed after. Yet, I was glad to know the story behind the life of a man who wrote some of the most beloved and cherished songs of our time.

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JeffAChristian
Mar 19, 2015

Rich Mullins life was both triumphant and mournful at times. As a musician, he held over 50 hit songs and legions of fans who respected and admired him for his life of sacrifice and total commitment to God. Whether he achieved this ultimate goal is unknown to us, but I do believe there are certain aspects of his humilities that we can cherish.

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HeatherNeumann
Dec 30, 2014

Certainly a sad movie, about a man who struggled to live an authentic life. Rather than resolving the "crisis" with the perfect woman, enough money to have fun and resolve the relationship with his father, Rich is presented as a man who struggled to find meaning and seemed to make really bad choices.
But he was willing try and hear the soft whisper God's grace and love. That is the power of his story and this movie.

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jtalbert
Nov 10, 2014

Probably one of the most depressing movies I have seen in a long time. Why was this film made?

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