October 29 - 30
01:00PM - 07:00PM

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TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks presents Beatriz at Dinner

First Anti-Trump Film of 2017

 

Director Miguel Arteta and writer Mike White (Chuck & Buck and The Good Girl) reunite for what has been called “the first dramatic comedy that’s an explicit and provocative allegory of the Age of Trump” (Variety). Beatriz (Salma Hayek), a self-effacing 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 (Connie Britton) insists she join them for a dinner party that evening. There, Beatriz is introduced to Doug Strutt (John 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 the dinner table, Beatriz’s pent-up outrage emerges in a way that surprises even herself.

 

“An elegant, squirm-inducing dark comedy” – Justin Chang, LA Times

 

Beatriz at Dinner shows at the Avalon Cinema on Sunday October 29 at 1, 4 & 7pm, and Monday October 30 at 7pm. Tickets are $13 from www.theatreone.org and at the door for one hour before each screening.

 

 

 

 

 

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