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Focus Features, Turner Classic Movies in partnership with ArcLight Cinemas present NOCTURNAL INFLUENCES Tom Ford Selects

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In conjunction with the release of his second film, producer/screenwriter/director Tom Ford has curated a four-day series of favorite films which inspired facets of his acclaimed new romantic thriller "Nocturnal Animals."  

Beginning Nov. 28 and running through December 1, the series will screen exclusively at the ArcLight Hollywood. 

Mr. Ford has selected three classic films which influenced him in creating "Nocturnal Animals," the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. 

He previously directed the celebrated 2009 film A Single Man, which garnered an Academy Award ® nomination for Colin Firth.

The series will culminate with a screening of Focus Features’ "Nocturnal Animals" on Dec. 1 at 7:15 p.m., followed by a conversation with Ford and Turner Classic Movies Host Ben Mankiewicz, where they will discuss how these films and other films noir and thrillers inspired the making of Nocturnal Animals, as Ford is a cinephile and lover of classic films.

The complete series follows:
  • Nov. 28 @ 7:00 p.m. – A Clockwork Orange (1971, Warner Bros. Pictures, Dir: Stanley Kubrick)
  • Nov. 29 @ 7:00 p.m. – Psycho (1960, Paramount Pictures, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Nov 30 @ 7:00 p.m. – In Cold Blood (1967, Columbia Pictures, Dir: Richard Brooks)
  • Dec. 1 at 7:15 p.m. – "Nocturnal Animals" (2016, Focus Features, Dir: Tom Ford) - followed by a conversation with screenwriter/director Tom Ford and Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz
“In choosing the films for this series - and it was hard to choose only three - I looked at themes, aesthetics and directors whose work has deeply penetrated my psyche and therefore contributed not only to my love of ‘Film Noir’ but ultimately to the creation of my film Nocturnal Animals,” Ford said. “These three films are vital viewing for anyone who loves the ‘Noir’ genre or for that matter anyone who is passionate about film and film history. Aside from that, these films are enormously entertaining.”
Ford said, “In Cold Blood was directed by Richard Brooks, and the way in which he dramatized traumatic crimes in the heartland and their after effects was very impactful. A Clockwork Orange is a stunning movie from Stanley Kubrick to admire in both concept and execution, charged by an unforgettable performance from Malcolm McDowell. And Psycho speaks to universal themes of masculine and feminine vulnerabilities, with Alfred Hitchcock repeatedly moving the lines of the audience’s comfort zones; this film changed the way we watch movies.”
Turner Classic Movies Host Ben Mankiewicz said, "Two minutes into a conversation with Tom Ford, you find yourself talking about films – the films he loves, the films you love, and the films that have made a difference in his life and career. It’s clear from the two movies that Tom has made, including Nocturnal Animals, that he has been profoundly influenced by classic Hollywood – not just its style but also its storytelling."
From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. 

Academy Award® nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in "Nocturnal Animals," now playing in select cities and opening nationwide on Dec. 9.

To purchase tickets to the screenings, please visitarclightcinemas.com/en/news/nocturnal-influences.

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