Fabulous Films for Young Adults

About the Fabulous Films for Young Adults
The purpose of this list is to identify for collection developers a body of films relating to a theme that will appeal to young adults in a variety of settings. Selection criteria consistent with the Library Bill of Rights shall be applied throughout the selection process. Titles chosen are of acceptable quality and are effective in their presentation.

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2013 Selection(s)

American Experience: The Donner Party

PBS. 90 min. DVD Not Rated. $19.98. http://www.pbs.org

This documentary by Ric Burns uncovers the tragic story of the Donner Party as they traveled across the West to settle in California.

Which Way Home

New Video Group. 90 min. DVD Not-Rated. $ 29.99. www.newvideo.com

Among the thousands who ride the Mexican freight trains, many are children traveling alone to risk everything for the chance of a better life.


2013 Selection(s)

Winter’s Bone

Lionsgate. 100 min. DVD Rated R. $ 14.99. www.lionsgate.com/

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.


Sony Pictures. 88 min. DVD Rated R. $19.99. www.sonypictures.com/

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.