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Beatriz At Dinner

Fri Sept 8 @ 7:00
Sat Sept 9 @ 4:00
Mon Sept 11 @ 8:10
Tue Sept 12 @ 5:45

Runtime: 82 minutes
Languages: English
Rated 14A: coarse language, adult situations
Directed by Miguel Arteta
Starring: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Chloe Sevigny

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

Arteta is clearly confident of preaching to the converted, and of whipping up indignation at those who mean us harm. Thanks to his leading players, however, the movie grows limber, ambiguous, and twice as interesting, and the sermon goes astray. -The New Yorker

Hayek turns Beatriz into her own breed of wonder woman, Lithgow’s Strutt is definitely a super villain of sorts and their head-to-head battle is clearly worth seeing even if, in real life, it has only begun.