Dinner and a Movie – Fall 2012 Take 3

Location:  La Plancha at La Tienda

7 Caliente Road in Eldorado

Film:  The Secret In Their Eyes

Complete Evening – Dinner and Film: $35

Film Only Admission: $15

Happy Hour/Cash Bar: 5:00 p.m.

Buffet Dinner Begins 5:30 p.m.

Movie Begins: 6:30 p.m. (Film is 129 minutes)

Post-screening Discussion: 8:30 p.m. led by CIR member, Rob Reider

Please Reserve by October 26!

La Plancha de Eldorado is a casual latin grill located just outside Santa Fe in Eldorado that features a large menu of original recipes and unique flavors. It is Eldorado’s best kept secret! On this evening, La Plancha will offer a dinner buffet including an assortment of appetizers, Baby Back Pork Ribs, Grilled Chicken Breast & Salmon, their fabulous grilled vegetables, rice and traditional desserts.

The Secret In Their Eyes won the academy award in 2010 for best foreign language film.  The film is a complete, engrossing, lovingly crafted film.  The film opens with the meeting, after many years, of Benjamin and Irene.  She is a judge.  He is a retired criminal investigator.  They are just a little too happy to see each other.  Twenty-five years ago, when she was assistant to a judge and he was an investigator under her, they were involved in a brutal case of rape and murder.  Benjamin visited the crime scene, and the dead woman’s corpse spoke eloquently of the crime’s brutality.  Two workmen were arrested and convicted.  Benjamin was never convinced of their guilt.  Now he tells Irene that on his own time he wants to write about the case.

This commences an absorbing back and forth journey through time, between Buenos Aires in 1974 and 2000, which reopens both the crime and the unacknowledged feeling that has remained all these years between Irene and Benjamin.

Roger Ebert rated the movie **** and gave it a rating of 100.