There is something about foreign language films--specifically, Spanish foreign-language films--that is undeniably sexy. Whether it is the beautiful scenery from the streets of cities like Barcelona or the ebb and flow of a romance language that has now thrice mystified me in my learning attempts, I don't know. But they definitely make reading the subtitles worthwhile. Indeed, that statement certainly rings true when considering the film (and this year's Oscar Winner for Best Foreign Language Film) The Secret in Their Eyes, this week's feature in the Magnolia at The Modern series at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The story follows a retired Argentinean Federal Justice agent as he prepares to write a novel about a case he investigated during his career. Haunted by the gruesomely violent attack and murder of a young woman and his failure to rightfully ensnare her killer, the movie takes the viewer on a flashback through the agent's experiences during and following the investigation that forever changed the course of his life--both professionally and romantically. See? Sexy. The film screens at 6 and 8:15 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $8.50 and more information can be found by visiting themodern.org.
May 28-30, 2010