Special Showing

Beatriz at Dinner

Wednesday, October 11 at 7pm

Shown as part of the Williams College Davis Center Social Change Film Series.

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Beatriz at Dinner

Starring: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny

Beatriz at Dinner is the third collaboration between director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White (The Good Girl). They effectively make us uncomfortable squaring off a Mexican-born massage therapist against an arrogant billionaire over a dinner party.

Beatriz is a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client Kathy. When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Kathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner. As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt, a ruthless real estate mogul who cares more about money than people.

  • Director: Miguel Arteta
  • Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Dark Comedy

“This is neither a simple satire of privilege nor a mock-provocative comedy of diversity and its discontents. It’s about a clash of values, about unresolvable contradictions.”

– New York Times

Shown as part of the Williams College Davis Center Social Change Film Series.