Friday, June 6, 2014

Kipling's Kim

The Newport Public Library will show the film Kim at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10.

Based on Rudyard Kipling’s novel set in 1880’s India, the film tells the story of an orphaned son of British parents, Kim (Dean Stockwell), who poses as a native. He uses his wits to live on the streets by begging, stealing, and running errands. His main benefactor is the horse trader Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard (Errol Flynn), who is actually a spy for the British Empire and uses Kim as a courier.

While on his way to deliver a vital message, Kim meets and joins a holy man from Tibet (Paul Lukas). He's a Buddhist searching for a mythical holy river that will cleanse sins and pave the way for enlightenment. When Kim’s true identity as the son of a British officer is uncovered, he is sent to a private school, from which he escapes. Reunited with the Red Beard, he gives crucial aid to the British in the battles along the Afghanistan border.

This movie will be shown at no charge in the McEntee Meeting Room of the library. For more information, call the library at 265-2153 or check its website at

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