The Newport Public Library will show the film The Kite Runner at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8. This 2007 film is based on the book by Khaled Hosseini. Alternating between modern San Franscisco and 1970’s Afghanistan, it tells the story of two young boys, the well-to-do Amir and Hassan, his loyal friend and son of Amir’s father’s servant. An act of betrayal in the past leads to a search for redemption, when Amir returns to Afghanistan to help Hassan’s troubled son.
The film was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Original Score, and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. For more information, call the library at 541-265-2153 or go to its website, www.newportlibrary.org.