See the thrillingly unique new drama Locke, starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), before its national theatrical release at this very special New York Film Critics Series preview screening, featuring a captured-live broadcast introduction by national film critic Alison Bailes (The Charlie Rose Show) and a captured-live post-film interview with star Tom Hardy and writer/director Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things) moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers! The New York Film Critics Series, broadcast to 50 selected major markets, takes place exclusively in cinemas and is never available on TV or online.
Winner! Best Screenplay, British Independent Film Awards 2013
“An exceptional one-man show for Tom Hardy, this ingeniously executed study in cinematic minimalism has depth, beauty and poise.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety
Locke features rising star Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Bronson) as Ivan Locke, an “everyman” who has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. However, on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of calamitous events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, Locke is a uniquely thrilling exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life. (Dir. by Steven Knight, 2013, UK/USA, 85 mins., Rated R, A24) Digital
The New York Film Critics Series is the first-ever live national premiere screening series. It is dedicated to producing inspiring events in a collaborative environment and to nurturing the long-term success of better, smarter movies. Each NYFCS screening brings prestigious, live New York City screenings of soon-to-be-released films to the best independent cinemas in America. These screening events are moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers, and include a preview screening of a new film prior to its national release, interviews with talent from the film and special behind the scenes content. These screenings are scheduled to take place once a month and will happen approximately 12 times per year. Recent NYFCS premieres and live chats with directors/stars have included such films as Nebraska, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook, The Artist, Margin Call, My Week with Marilyn, Black Swan and The King’s Speech.