Film: A Separation
Complete Evening – Dinner and Film: $35
Film Only Admission: $15
Space is limited. Advance reservations are required. Please reserve by Friday, August 9!
Happy Hour/Cash Bar: 5:00 p.m.Buffet Dinner: 5:30 p.m. includes Grilled Chicken Breast with Jerk Sauce (on the side), Mashed Potatoes with Cream Gravy, Butternut Squash Casserole, Cowgirl Caesar Salad, Baguette with Butter, Beverages (water, soda, coffee, tea) and Tres Leches Cake.
Movie Begins: 6:30 p.m. (Film is 127 minutes.) Post-screening Discussion: 8:30 p.m. led by CIR member, Rob Reider
A Separation is a film in which every important character tries to live a good life within the boundaries of the same religion. That this leads them into disharmony and brings them up before a judge is because no list of rules can account for human feelings. The film involves its audience in an unusually direct way, because although we can see the logic of everyone’s position, our emotions often disagree.
The movie takes place in present-day Iran, a modern nation that attempts to live under Islamic law. The film’s story has no quarrel with Islam, but it demonstrates that the inflexible application of the letter of the law may
frustrate the spirit of the law. This is true in all nations under all religions and all laws. Laws are an attempt to regulate hypothetical situations before they may arise. If laws were replaced by principles, they might be a better fit with human nature. – ROGER EBERT / January 25, 2012
Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Film 2011
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