CALUMET -- The Calumet Theatre will feature the Club Indigo monthly food and film event this Friday, May 13, with an all Spanish evening -- beginning with a Spanish buffet from Carmelita's (Calumet and Houghton) at 6 p.m., followed at 7:15 p.m. by one of Pedro Almodovar's most successful thrillers, VOLVER (To Return), starring his favorite actress, Penelope Cruz, in the lead.
VOLVER is a unique blend of mystery, romance, comedy and suspense, all rolled into one delightful R-rated entertainment. Penelope Cruz plays a woman who works hard to be a good wife, mother, sister, niece, and neighbor in a small Spanish community, where she encounters more trouble than even she is accustomed to. Her marital life is in a state of flux, her aged aunt seems to be having strange visions, while her sister is talking to their mother, who died in a fire five years before -- and more. This is a lively, colorful mixture of comedy, drama, emotion, and fantasy that only director Almodovar could create with his mix of wry humor and appreciation of Spanish women and their wiles. Critics raved about the film when it came out in 2006, saying that the director gave Cruz her best screen showcase to date.
The buffet begins at 6 p.m., the movie at 7:15 p.m. Cost for both buffet and film, $18. For the buffet, a call to the Calumet Theatre will assure seating: 337-2610.