In 2013, My Friend Dahmer won an Alex Award, and was honored as a Great Graphic Novels for Teens Top Ten and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Top Ten. Nature versus nurture is one of our most fundamental debates. And while the graphic novel or the film adaptation don't provide the answers, it is both the author's and director's hope that audiences will ask themselves the tough questions: What are those forces in life that sculpt and define us? How do we become who we are? Why does one teenage find promise, while his friend enters adulthood broken? How well do we know our friends? And in the future, one might look at a troubled teen through a more empathetic lens. It's a story of its time, but it is also sadly relevant today.
Runtime: 107 min
ABRAMS Books, Ibid Filmworks, Aperture Entertainment, Attic Light Films
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: Now Showing
Cost: Included with full conference registration.