The Metrograph rolled out the red carpet last night for stars Salma Hayek, John Lithgow, Connie Britton, Chloe Sevigny, and John Early as they celebrated the premiere of their new film, Beatriz at Dinner. The soirée was hosted by The Cinema Society, Roadside Attractions, and Gucci, who dressed the stars for the night.
“What I love about script is that it shows how divided our world is right now. It creates a relatable environment like a dinner party,” said director Miguel Arteta.
A little intel on the film: At an elegant dinner party, cultures clash when a Hispanic healer (Hayek) and hard-nosed business man (Lithgow) express many controversies, from economic inequality to simple human kindness. Like Arteta told us, “We have all been at dinner parties where we are stuck with someone we don’t want to be with.”
Britton, who plays dinner hostess Kathy in the film, weighs in on her personal hosting style. “I throw great dinner parties! Everyone always has an amazing time. I don’t cook, so everyone who comes knows they should bring their own food or it will be order-in. I am not proud of it! Despite my lack of ability to cook, they are always really fun. I do, however, provide the alcohol!”
Speaking of, after-party drinks were shared at rooftop bar Mr. Purple with Tim Martell on DJ duty. Other notables who came out included François-Henri Pinault, Gina Gershon, Carla Gugino, Sebastian Gutierrez, Michael Cera, Abbi Jacobson, Alia Shawkat, Scott Adsit, Lea Thompson, Julie Taymor, Mozhan Marno, Sarita Choudhury, Kathleen Turner, and more.
BY GABRIELLA SCARAMUCCI