The President's Forum Series will host a special screening of the new film "The Kite Runner," adapted from Khaled Hosseini’s book of the same name. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Geneva Movieplex 8 in the Geneva Center shopping plaza on Hamilton Street. Following the screening, a panel of community leaders will meet to discuss the film.
Hosseini's haunting writing takes readers into Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy and into the horrific rule of the Taliban, telling the heartbreaking story of an unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan boy and the son of his father’s servant, bringing a part of the world that was previously unknown to vivid life. The book offers, in the words of one reviewer, “an educational and eye-opening account of a country’s political turmoil – in this case, Afghanistan – while also developing characters whose heartbreaking struggles and emotional triumphs resonate with readers.” The film was directed by Marc Forster, a Golden Globe nominee perhaps best known for directing “Monster’s Ball.”