November 15, 2007

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Rated PG-13
122 minutes

A FREE Sneak Preview

The Kite Runner (2007)

November 15, 2007 at 8:00 pm in 26-100

Rated PG-13 for strong thematic material including the rape of a child, violence and brief strong language.

Based on one of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, The Kite Runner is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes and redeeming love. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. Itís a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the dayís victory, one boyís fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Talibanís iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.

Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster (Stranger than Fiction, Finding Neverland, and Monster's Ball) brings to life Khaled Hosseiniís bestseller with a globally diverse cast and crew, mixing a remarkable group of non-actors from Afghanistan and Central Asia with an accomplished international cast. The result is a journey into a new world Ė through a universal human story that speaks to anyone who has ever yearned for a second chance to make a change and find forgiveness. []

Co-sponsored by the MIT chapter of IAESTE.

This show is a FREE sneak preview! Admission is limited to the MIT Community and guests. An MIT or Wellesley ID is required for receipt of up to two tickets per ID. Tickets will be available beginning at 6 pm in Lobby 16, in preferred admission order. Arrive early for the best seats!

Both historically epic and intimate, Forster's faithful rendition of the beloved novel is a touching morality tale of fathers and sons, friendship, betrayal and redemption, set against Afghanistan's tumultuous political events of the past three decades.
      -- Emanual Levy, Read this review.

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