Duck Butter

US Narrative Competition

World Premiere

USA | 93 MINUTES

DUCK BUTTER

Comedy, Drama, LGBT, Latino Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Tribeca Film Festival Alumni
When Naima (Alia Shawkat) and Sergio (Laia Costa) meet at a club, they hit it off instantly, connecting over their disdain for the dishonesty they have experienced in their respective romantic relationships. High on their fast chemistry, the two women concoct a romantic experiment: They plan to spend the next 24 hours together, having sex on the hour. Above all, they commit to perfect honesty with each other, a theoretical remedy to the deceit they believe to be an element of modern relationships. But their relationship in a vacuum doesn’t go as planned, and soon the weight of their commitment begins to close in, threatening the ideals of the daylong experiment and their chances for a romantic future tomorrow.

The latest film from Miguel Arteta, the director behind Beatriz at Dinner and The Good Girl, Duck Butter is a blistering look at intimacy in a pressure cooker. Co-written by Shawkat and executive produced by the Duplass Brothers, the film offers a searing interrogation of modern romance, with all its dizzying highs and heartbreaking betrayals, all packed into an intense 24 hours.

—Cara Cusumano

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Miguel Arteta

After studying film at Wesleyan University, Puerto Rican filmmaker Miguel Arteta relocated to Los Angeles. His first three features—Star Maps, Chuck & Buck, for which he won a Film Independent Spirit Award, and The Good Girl—all premiered at Sundance; he has also worked on such television series as Freaks and Geeks, Six Feet Under, and American Horror Story.
Director
Miguel Arteta
Producer
Mel Eslyn, Natalie Qasabian
Screenwriter
Miguel Arteta, Alia Shawkat
Cinematographer
Hillary Spera
Editor
Chris Donlon
Executive Producer
Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass
Cast
Alia Shawkat, Laia Costa, Hong Chau, Kate Berlant

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Adam Kersh
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 917 771 7021
adam.kersh@gmail.com
Print Source
Taso Georgakis
The Orchard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323 540 5482
tgeorgakis@theorchard.com