In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Modern independent dramas portraying the tumultuous transitions of adolescents into slightly older adolescents. Make sure to check out 'I Believe in Unicorns' for a great new film from director Leah Meyerhoff, depicting an imaginative teenage girl's attempt to grapple with the premature onset of adulthood's responsibilities.
Enjoy our collection of adaptations taking inspiration from the best of black literature, including identity-affirming classics like 'The Color Purple' and more modern masterpieces such as gritty coming-of-age story 'Precious'.
Did you know Dakota Fanning is officially legal to drink now? While the famous child-star may be stuck in a period of perpetual adolesence in most people's minds, her more recent productions display a rapidly maturing actress just beginning to do her best work.