Magazine article Screen International

Sundance London to Open with 'Beatriz at Dinner' Starring Salma Hayek

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance London to Open with 'Beatriz at Dinner' Starring Salma Hayek

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Miguel Arteta's "dramedy of manners" will kick off festival on June 1.

Beatriz At Dinner will open the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: London (June 1-4).

The film will be introduced by director Miguel Arteta, screenwriter Mike White and lead actress Salma Hayek at Picturehouse Central on June 1.

Beatriz At Dinner had its world premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, USA and co-stars alongside John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny and Jay Duplass.

Hayek plays Beatriz, a Mexican immigrant in California whose life changes forever when she meets a self-made billionaire at a dinner party.

The full programme for the Sundance Film Festival: London will be announced soon.

The UK offshoot of the Sundance Film Festival, which puts a spotlight on American independent cinema, retains a June berth in 2017 following last year's shift from its previous April slot. …

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