Miguel Arteta

Since the late ’90s, director Miguel Arteta has worked in film and television to bring us multilayered comedic movies like Chuck & Buck and Youth in Revolt, as well as episodes of acclaimed shows like Six Feet Under, Freaks & Geeks, and Enlightened. This year saw the release of his latest feature, Beatriz at Dinner, a topical story of a tense dinner party between an earthy, socially conscious woman and a group of privileged corporate bigwigs. Over the course of the hour, Miguel speaks with Sam about making these and other films, focusing on physical and emotional health (27:45), righteous generational anger (48:30), and his memories of some favorite collaborators, including the late friend and filmmaker Jonathan Demme (59:10).

Show notes:

  • Watch the trailer for Beatriz at Dinner here, then stream it on Amazon, iTunes, or wherever you get your movies.
  • Before Miguel adapts it for the big screen next year, check out the bestselling book All the Bright Places.

Music for the show is by Dylan Peck: www.dylanpeck.com

Original illustrations by Krishna Shenoi: www.krishnabalashenoi.com