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Auteur Film Series Eyes The Immigrant Experience With ‘The Kite Runner’

November 3, 2008 – Collin College will screen “The Kite Runner” as part of its 2008-09 Auteur Film Series.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, at the Spring Creek Campus Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

This year’s theme is The Complete Stranger: At Home Away From Home with the Immigrant Figure in Film. Seating is limited. Some material may not be suitable for all audiences. “The Kite Runner” is rated PG-13 and run 128 minutes.

“The Kite Runner” follows two childhood friends in war torn Afghanistan. One of the boy’s fearful acts of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic question for redemption.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion led by Collin College faculty and staff. Education Through Film is a collaboration between the Auteur Film Series and the Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement.

For more information about the Auteur Film Series, visit or contact Dr. Carolyn Perry at

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