Arts & Culture

Gay fashion designer-turned-filmmaker Tom Ford’s sophomore feature, “Nocturnal Animals,” is a doozy of a movie — both stylish and spellbinding. A nude dancer in the opening credit sequence is eye-catching. So too are the sleek exteriors and interiors of the residence shared by the elegantly dressed Susan Morrow (Amy Adams), an art-gallery owner, and her husband Hutton (Armie Hammer).

Thanksgiving is coming soon and for many of us that means the three Fs: fun, family and food. But for some, that last F can be hard to come by, not just at Thanksgiving but throughout the year. You would think in a country as “great” or bountiful as ours, hunger and access to nutritious and healthy food wouldn’t be such a problem. But apparently, in addition to the mountains and the prairies and the oceans white with foam, we also have large food deserts. Working at the Reading Terminal Market, Duane Perry become well-acquainted with the lack of access many Philadelphians experience and decided to do something about it. He started the Food Trust and began helping to change the landscape and mindset for food consumption in our city and beyond.

SOLID GOLD: Rock icon Stevie Nicks hits the road for her “24 Karat Gold Tour” with fellow Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famers The Pretenders, who open the show 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-389-9543.


Philadelphia is the setting for out writer/director Doug Spearman’s forthcoming romance, “From Zero to I Love You.” The film depicts the relationship that develops between Jack Dickinson (Scott Bailey), a married-with-kids publishing executive in Haverford, and Peter Logdsdon (Darryl Stephens), a gay advertising copywriter who lives in the city.

UP CLOSE AND ‘PERSON’-AL: First Person Arts Festival is in full swing this week with some notable gay-themed shows, including the Philadelphia premiere of “Hi, Are You Single?” The story follows Ryan J. Haddad, who has cerebral palsy, and his humorous and sometime heartbreaking search for sex, love and companionship via gay bars and Grindr, 8 p.m. Nov. 12 at Christ Church Neighborhood House Theater, 20 N. American St.

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