WASHINGTON (AP) - The Library of Congress has selected "Forrest Gump," `'Bambi" and "Silence of the Lambs" to be included among the nation's treasures in the world's largest archive of film, TV and sound recordings.
The films announced Wednesday for the National Film Registry span the years of 1912-1994. They include Hollywood classics, documentaries, animation, home movies and experimental motion pictures.
The oldest reels included this year are silent films both from 1912. "The Cry of the Children" is about the pre-World War I child labor reform movement and "A Cure for Pokeritis" features the industry's earliest comic superstar John Bunny.