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Ford v. Ferrari

Released 2019
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox

A super-charged throwback to the glory days of 60’s racetrack movies like LeMans and Grand Prix, James Mangold directs Matt Damon and Christian Bale who carry the mantle for speed demon thespians like Steve McQueen and James Garner. The film itself is a period piece, set in 1963 with Damon and Bale portraying the real-life auto team of race car designer Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles, the hot-shot driver ready to take Shelby’s product to the winner’s pole.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.