TSV is thrilled to announce that one of our premier films “A Walk in the Sun” has just been inducted to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as part of its annual selection of 25 motion pictures. This now brings the total to 700 preserved films. Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Librarian of Congress names to the National Film Registry 25 motion pictures that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. The films must be at least 10 years old. 2016’s titles include Disney’s “The Lion King,” the 1980s coming-of-age drama “The Breakfast Club,” plus “East of Eden” with James Dean, Barbra Streisand’s “Funny Girl” to the 1990 documentary “Paris Is Burning.” It’s a diverse film selection from 1903 to the 1990s.

“Motion pictures document our history and culture and serve as a mirror of our collective experiences,” said Librarian Carla Hayden. “The National Film Registry embraces the richness and diversity of film as an art form and celebrates the people who create the magic of cinema.

Films Selected for the 2016 National Film Registry include:

Atomic Cafe (1982)

Ball of Fire (1941)

Beau Brummels, The (1928)

Birds, The (1963)

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Breakfast Club, The (1985)

Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981)

East of Eden (1955)

Funny Girl (1968)

Life of an American Fireman (1903)

Lion King, The (1994)

Lost Horizon (1937)

Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (1912)

Paris Is Burning (1990)

Point Blank (1967)

Princess Bride, The (1987)

Putney Swope (1969)

Rushmore (1998)

Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28)

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)

Suzanne, Suzanne (1982)

Thelma & Louise (1991)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)

Walk in the Sun, A (1945)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)