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BEATRIZ AT DINNER

Director: Miguel Arteta
Writer(s): Mike White
Cast: Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Chloë SevignyDavid Warshofsky
Running Time: 83 minutes

Beatriz (Salma Hayek) is a miracle worker—highly sensitive with her touch, and passionately dedicated to curing pain through holistic therapy. After treating the mother of a young woman Beatriz helped recover from chemotherapy, her car breaks down, so she is invited to stay for a dinner celebrating a lucrative business deal.

This might be the best performance Salma Hayek has ever given, her quiet, observant reserve eventually giving way to bewilderment and resolve. — Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice

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 Miguel Arteta and Mike White — Anthony Kaufman, Screen International