I saw FORD V FERRARI at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend and audiences loved it. It has crowd-pleaser written all over it. With his father's car company in the doldrums, Henry Ford II (Tracy Letts) decides to build a car to challenge Ferrari's Formula One dominance. He hands the task to designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), two obsessive artists who clash with each other and the suits assigned to keep control over the project. James Mangold (WALK THE LINE) skillfully manages both the kinetic thrills of the races and the subtle psychology of the project, which is endlessly complicated by ego, ambition and imagination. Bale is fierce, funny and charismatic behind the wheel, and Damon provides a moving portrait of an ebullient good ol' boy. "A full-bodied and exciting true-life story in which the men behind the wheels are just as dynamic as the machines they drive." -Hollywood Reporter
FANTASTIC FUNGI is going into its 3rd popular week this Friday, moving up to the Starlight Room. This movie in that venue = sold out shows every day. Purchasing tickets a day ahead is advised. PAIN AND GLORY will be sharing the Starlight screen with FUNGI.
This Saturday the National Theatre of London presents HANSARD, with two stellar performances from Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings. "Deliciously witty. Jennings and Duncan are a truly dynamic duo." -Broadway World. And on Sunday the Bolshoi Ballet presents the breathtaking production of LE CORSAIRE.
Tickets are now on sale for the sneak preview of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER - Thursday, December 19, 7:30.