NPL Books into Films: Drama
Annotation:The aftermath of a school bus accident that takes the lives of 14 children is told through the eyes of the driver, a grieving parent, a negligence lawyer and one of the injured students.
Annotation:A group of city-dwellers on a whitewater canoe trip have harrowing encounter with a pair of mountain men that turns into a deadly pursuit through the wilderness.
Annotation:A nine-year-old boy searches New York City for the lock matching a key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Annotation:When their comic book depicting nuns and priests breaking the 7th commandment is exposed, a group of altar boys try to create a diversion.
Annotation:A 24-year-old man who feels responsible for his obese mother and mentally challenged brother is stuck bagging groceries in Iowa until he meets the new girl in town.
Annotation:A lonely teacher becomes obsessed by the new art teacher who causes a scandal when she has an affair with a 15-year-old student.
Annotation:A group of children are raised in isolation at an elite boarding school in the English countryside, unaware of their true purpose in life.
Annotation:Upon learning that an acquaintance is publishing a memoir accusing him of a variety of sins including murder, Barney Panofsky decides to set the record straight with his own version of events.
Annotation:At Thanksgiving, an out-of-work man with a streak of bad luck is visited by his estranged son and is haunted by the memory of his abusive father.
Annotation:After her meth-dealing father skips bail, a 16-year-old girl in the Ozarks must find him or her family’s house will be repossessed as collateral.