Digging For Dutch:
The Search For The Lost Treasure of Dutch Schultz
(USA, documentary, color, 88 minutes)
produced & directed by Laura Levine
Edinburgh International Film Festival
(International Premiere), August 2002**
Woodstock Film Festival
(World Premiere), September 2001 (recipient, Torchlight
Dig just beneath the surface of this offbeat true tale
of the search for a gangster's legendary buried treasure
and you'll find another story: an eccentric and charming
portrait of rural small-town America. DIGGING FOR DUTCH
is a tragicomic story of modern-day folklore, a gangster's
legacy, faith, obsession, and the search for happiness.
It's about people who follow their dreams, and the
discovery of life's true treasures.
Produced and directed by rock photographer-turned-filmmaker,
Laura Levine, Digging for Dutch premiered at the
Woodstock Film Festival, where it was the recipient
of the feature-length film Torchlight Award, and had
its International Premiere at the Edinburgh International
Although as yet unreleased, this first-time documentary
and its fascinating tale have been the subject of feature
articles in The New Yorker,
the New York Times, Harvard Magazine,
the London Sunday Telegraph, and even
the National Examiner.
Digging for Dutch
follows up Levine's critically acclaimed 2001 Sundance-selected short doc,
(which has screened at many festivals as well as Boston's Museum of Fine Arts).