Movies showing in Taos this week
MPAA rating: PG for thematic elements
Mitchell Storyteller 7
Michael Spurlock (John Corbett) decides to trade in his corporate sales career to become a pastor. Unfortunately, his first assignment is to close a country church and sell the prime piece of land where it sits.
He soon has a change of heart when the church starts to welcome refugees from Burma. Spurlock now finds himself working with the refugees to turn the land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills.
The film, which was directed by Steve Gomer, co-stars Barry Corbin, Cara Buono, Patrick Johnson and Chondra Pierce.
This film will be screened daily.
Mitchell Storyteller 7 Theatres, 110 Old Talpa Cañón Road. For show times, tickets and additional information, call (575) 751-4245 or visit storyteller7.com.
Beatriz at Dinner
MPAA rating: R for language and a scene of violence
Movies at the TCA
Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, is now a Los Angeles massage therapist and holistic healer who drives to the seaside mansion of her client, Kathy (Connie Britton). When her old Volkswagen breaks down, she receives a friendly invitation from Kathy to stay for a seemingly innocent business dinner.
As the guests arrive and the wine starts to flow, Beatriz finds herself in an escalating war of words with Doug Strutt (John Lithgow), a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire real estate mogul who cares more about money than people. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.
Director Miguel Arteta masterfully works from a biting script by Mike White. Co-stars include Chloë Sevigny, Jay Duplass, Enrique Castillo and Amy Landecker.
This film will be screened at 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 24) and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday (Sept. 25-27).
Movies at the TCA film series, Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. For tickets and additional information, call the Taos Center for the Arts at (575) 758-2052 or visit tcataos.org.