The Summer Teen Film Series

Ready to watch some movies at the library? If some of these titles appeal to you, click on the Schedule links to find out when and where they’ll be shown.

American Teen (PG-13) 95 minutes

Billed as the documentary version of The Breakfast Club, this film follows four high school students in Warsaw, Indiana from September of their Senior year right up until graduation. This film is a fascinating snapshot of the frustrations of small town kids on the cusp of adulthood dealing with heartache, social hierarchy, and the other pressures. Schedule

The Blind Side (PG-13) 128 minutes

This film is the remarkable true story of Michael Oher. He grew up a homeless youngster from a broken home. Michael was taken in by a wealthy family who helped him fulfill his potential as a person and as an athlete. Stars Academy-Award winning actress Sandra Bullock. Schedule

Coraline (PG) 100 minutes

Coraline is a curious young girl who unlocks a mysterious door in her family’s new home and enters into an adventure in a parallel reality. On the surface, this “Other World” eerily mimics her own life. Coraline must rely on her resourcefulness, determination and bravery to get back home. Nominated for an Academy, this film is based on Neil Gaiman’s work of the same title. Schedule

Fame (PG) 107 minutes

This film is an updated version of the 1980 musical which centers on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts. This school provides a facility where the most gifted and talented public school students of New York City could study various aspects of the performing arts. Schedule

My Sister’s Keeper (PG-13) 106 minutes

After their daughter is stricken with leukemia, a couple conceives another child who can provide a donor match. The family is torn apart when, after countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so that her older sister Kate can somehow fight leukemia, the healthy younger sibling sues her parents for the right to decide how her body is used. Schedule

9 (PG-13) 79 minutes

The animated feature is set in a post-apocalyptic world where rag dolls band together to survive. A rag doll named 9 happens upon a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. 9 convinces the others that they must stand and fight to survive. Schedule

Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself (PG-13) 113 minutes

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she delivers the young delinquents to their Aunt April. April wants nothing to do with the kids but her cold heart softens with the arrival of the handsome Sandino who challenges April to open her heart to the new possibilities of family, faith … and even true love. Schedule

Where the Wild Things Are (PG) 101 minutes

This adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story follows Max, a disobedient little boy who is sent to bed without his supper. Max creates an imaginary forest world populated by the wild things who embrace Max as their ruler. Schedule

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