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The Screening Room
Monday, Jul 17, 2017 8:00 PM
At a swanky dinner party, conversation between a soft-spoken holistic healer (Salma Hayak) and a hard-nosed businessman (John Lithgow) explodes in a clash of cultures. The latest film from provocative writer-director team Mike White and Miguel Arteta.
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General Admission Adult Evening - $9.00
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50

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"It’s quite something to watch, and watch it you should. Hayek gives a remarkable performance!" -Vanity Fair

"Hayek gives the best performance of '17 (thus far) in this dark comedy of manners." -Jacob Knight, Birth.Movies.Death

"What begins as a sharply funny comedy of class conflict turns more political, and even poetic, in this latest film by the creative team of Arteta and White." -Anthony Kaufman, Screen International

At an elegant dinner party in a swanky hilltop home, conversation between a soft-spoken holistic healer (Salma Hayak) and a hard-nosed businessman (John Lithgow) explodes into a bitter clash of cultures in the latest provocative film from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White ("Chuck and Buck," "The Good Girl").

Beatriz (Hayek), a self-effacing and spiritual immigrant from Mexico, has spent her adult life caring for the sick while neglecting herself. When her car breaks down and she is stranded at a client's luxurious Newport Beach home overnight, her well-meaning employer Kathy (Connie Britton) insists she join them for a dinner party that evening. At an intimate and sumptuous celebration of her husband's latest business venture, Beatriz is introduced to Doug Strutt (Lithgow), a ruthless billionaire real-estate developer. She listens uncomfortably while Doug brags about his aggressive business tactics, but when he boasts about shooting a rhino in Africa, she can no longer hold her tongue. As opposing worldviews collide over a dinner table, Beatriz’s pent up outrage spills out in a way that surprises even herself.

Exploring the widening gulf between the world's haves and have-nots with fierce insight and unexpected humor, BEATRIZ AT DINNER addresses contemporary controversies, from economic inequality and conservation to the necessity of simple human kindness.