City of Ember is a 2008 science fiction-fantasy film based on the 2003 novel of the same name written by Jeanne DuPrau. This children’s fantasy story is about two young heroes who attempt to solve an ancient mystery in time to prevent their underground city from being swallowed by darkness. The City of Ember was built over 200 year ago, deep below the earth, where the destruction of a mass-scale disaster couldn’t reach it. Equipped with a massive generator and vast supplies, the people of Ember have thrived happily for generations — but the city wasn’t meant to be lived in forever. The generator is breaking down and the supplies are running out, but two centuries in isolation have robbed the Emberites of their knowledge — nobody knows how the electric lights work anymore, and nobody understands that there’s something beyond the city besides darkness. Nobody, that is, besides Lina and Doon, two teenagers who still have the hope that everyone else has lost to ignorance and apathy — not to mention a sheet of instructions left by the Builders themselves explaining how to leave the city. But the 200-year-old paper is falling apart, and pieces are missing. So with the lights threatening to flicker out for the last time and leave Ember in darkness forever, Lina and Doon set out on an adventure through the streets, sewers, and dark caverns of Ember to put the pieces back together. To solve the mystery, they’ll have to get inside the Builders’ heads, and avoid the grasp of corrupt Mayor Cole, who wants to keep Ember the way it is — no matter what the cost.
Genre: Action and Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Available in GS Call No.D92c
The Seeker: The Dark is Rising, is a 2007 American film adaptation of the second book in the five-book young adult fantasy series The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. It is a story of a young boy who discovers that he is the latest in a long line of immortal warriors. When the forces of darkness, led by the villainous Rider, threaten to overpower the forces of light, the young chosen one must venture out into the world to realize his destiny and ensure that evil is defeated.
Genre: Action and Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Available in GS and HS Call No.C78d