Beatriz at Dinner

Opens Friday, June 16
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1hr 23mins // directed by:Miguel Arteta // featuring:Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton // CC, AD, Assisted Listening

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a spiritual health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate developer. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

"Beatriz at Dinner has been directed with subtle but damning chamber-comedy finesse by Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Chuck & Buck”) and written by that great deadpan satirist Mike White (“Chuck & Buck,” “School of Rock,” TV’s “Freaks and Geeks”). The movie’s a fable for the age of Trump, obviously, but it gazes at an entire range of toxic titans; White has said the inspiration came from the news item about the Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved African lion on safari." — Ty Burr, The Boston Globe