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US NARRATIVE COMPETITION

DUCK BUTTER

Directed by Miguel Arteta
FEATURE NARRATIVE 93 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE DUCK BUTTER
TIME & DATE
LOCATION
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SCREENING INFO
8:30 PM - FRI 4/20
PASSED
9:30 PM - SAT 4/21
PASSED
7:45 PM - SUN 4/22
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
Comedy, Drama, LGBT, Latino Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Tribeca Film Festival Alumni
About the Director(s)
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.

Film Info
  • Section:
    US Narrative Competition
  • Year:
    2018
  • Length:
    93 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • 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

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