MUN Cinema Series: Beatriz at Dinner
Thursday, Sept. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, Avalon Mall
Beatriz at Dinner (USA 2017) 82 min Directed by Miguel Arteta With Chloë Sevigny, Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, John Lithgow et al. Arguably the most controversial film in this fall’s series, Arteta’s dramatic treatment of cultural/class difference in America will give you lots to talk about over your post-screening lattes. A superb cast steps up to situate holistic practitioner Beatriz (Hayek) in the affluent SoCal mansion where she regularly rolls out her massage table. Fate brings her to join the owners’ dinner party, an inherently explosive social setting at which wealthy white Californians share social notes. Beatriz could not be further removed from or even interested in their class privilege. Hold the chilled wine and pass the conversational animosity. A parable for our time, BEATRIZ AT DINNER also features the indomitable John Lithgow as one of those men who likely voted for you-know-who.
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