Broken Border continues with Fiesta Buffet & Film: Babel

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Broken Border continues with Fiesta Buffet & Film: Babel
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Broken Border Series continues with a Fiesta Buffet by Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill followed by the Award-winning Film: Babel

Santa Fe Council on International Relations
413 Grant Ave., Suite D*
$30 includes fiesta buffet prepared by Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill* and film: Babel (2006, 143 minutes)

*PLEASE NOTE: The venue, menu and price for this event have been changed. CIR will host the dinner/movie in our Conference Room on Grant Avenue. The Fiesta Buffet will be prepared by Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill and will include rotisserie chicken, rice, beans, salad and dessert. Wine and beer will be complimentary during the happy hour. Price has been reduced to $30 per person for both dinner and film.

Happy Hour/Cash Bar: 5:00 p.m.; Buffet served: 5:30 p.m.; Movie Begins: 6:15 p.m. (Film is 143 minutes.)


In keeping with our current series on the Broken Border: Reconnecting the Camino Real, CIR presents a Southwest fiesta buffet prepared by Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill at the CIR office, followed by the award-winning film: Babel directed by Mexican film director, producer and screenwriter,  Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer, Guillermo Arriaga.

Babel is an international co-production among companies based in the United States and Mexico. The film portrays multiple stories taking place in Morocco, Japan, Mexico and the US. It was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, where González Iñárritu won the Best Director Award. Babel was later screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. It won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, and received seven Academy Award nominations, including Best PictureBest Director, and two for Best Supporting Actress, winning for Best Original Score.

Synopsis: “Four interlocking stories all connected by a single gun all converge at the end and reveal a complex and tragic story of the lives of humanity around the world and how we truly aren’t all that different. In Morocco, a troubled married couple are on vacation trying to work out their differences. Meanwhile, a Moroccan herder buys a rifle for his sons so they can keep the jackals away from his herd. A girl in Japan dealing with rejection, the death of her mother, the emotional distance of her father, her own self-consciousness, and a disability among many other issues, deals with modern life in the enormous metropolis of Tokyo, Japan. Then, on the opposite side of the world the married couple’s Mexican nanny takes the couple’s 2 children with her to her son’s wedding in Mexico, only to come into trouble on the return trip. Combined, it provides a powerful story and an equally powerful looking glass into the lives of seemingly random people around the world and it shows just how connected we really are.”                                                                                                                                                              – Written by Mac

“By its end, Babel both gathers together and unravels its many strands, allowing that communication — by whatever form — is at once elusive, crucial, and misleading. But it can also be sincere.”  – Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media


“Bumble Bee Bob” has been a part of the Santa Fe community for 52 years. He has been a rancher, a farmer and a land developer — a true entrepreneur at heart. He has served on several charitable boards in the community. Bumble Bee has shared his love of jazz by bringing world-class musicians to New Mexico for more than 20 years. He is actively involved with the trio (The Outpost, The Lensic Performing Arts Center and The Santa Fe Jazz Foundation) producing the annual “New Mexico Jazz Festival.”

After years of traveling throughout Mexico and experiencing the people, the culture and the food, Bumble Bee and his wife, BJ, decided to bring the concept of “Fresh” Baja-style” food to Santa Fe. This original idea of FUN, FAST-CASUAL food was designed to use fresh ingredients usually only found in gourmet, fine-dining restaurants. It was important to them to bring this to their guests at an affordable price.

Guests will find items to meet every taste and dietary need from several corners of Mexico, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free. All items are made fresh to order, in this way, guests at our restaurant can design their meal with the ingredients they prefer.

The goal at Bumble Bee’s Baja Grill is to provide you with exceptional food and great service as well as a meaningful dining experience. Often “Bumble Bee Bob” or BJ will greet you as they THANK YOU for coming. BJ says, “our guests are also our friends and add to the
atmosphere of fun and fellowship that we have in this great community of Santa Fe.”

When people tell “Bumble Bee” that they really enjoyed his food, he often replies,
“GREAT, I’ll see you tomorrow!

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Click here to view movie trailer.