National Film Registry

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Each year, for over 20 years, the Library of Congress has selected 25 films to be placed in the National Film Registry. Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the National Film Registry that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant, to be preserved for all time. KPL is proud to include many of this year's selections in its DVD collection.

2012 NFR Titles at KPL

Breakfast at Tiffany's by  Breakfast at Tiffany's
1961
A carefree New York playgirl, scouring Manhattan for a suitable millionaire to marry, becomes interested in a struggling young writer who moves into her apartment building.
Anatomy of a Murder by  Anatomy of a Murder
1959
A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife.
A League of Their Own by  A League of Their Own
1992
The true story of the women's professional baseball league during WWII.
A Christmas Story by  A Christmas Story
1983
Ralphie Parker, a 9-year-old boy in the Midwest of the 1940's, pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present - a Red Rider BB gun.
The Times of Harvey Milk by  The Times of Harvey Milk
1984
One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it's a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk's message of hope and equality to a wider audience.
Two-Lane Blacktop by  Two-Lane Blacktop
1971
Drag racing east from L.A. in a souped-up '55 Chevy, wayward friends challenge another driver to a cross-country race, with their pink slips as the prize.
Dirty Harry by  Dirty Harry
1971
A rock-hard cop attempts to track down a psychopathic killer before a kidnapped girl dies.
Slacker by  Slacker
1991
A day in the life of a subculture of marginal, eccentric, and overeducated citizens in and around the University of Texas provides a prescient look at an emerging generation of aggressive non-participants.
Born Yesterday by  Born Yesterday
1950
A junk dealer falls in love with a ditzy girl, and hires a newspaperman to teach her to be savvy, but when the girl and the newspaperman fall in love, she realizes she's been used.
Sons of the Desert by  Sons of the Desert
1933
Two friends sneak off to a convention, telling their spouses they require a restful cruise to Hawaii to recuperate, but all is not peaceful when the suspicious wives discover the ship sank.
One Survivor Remembers by  One Survivor Remembers
1995
Through a series of interviews, photographs, and footage shot in the actual locations of her memories, a woman takes us on a journey of survival through one of the most devastating events in the history of mankind, the Holocaust.