5th CUFF.Docs 2017

November 16-19, 2017

15th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 16-22, 2018

details

Comedy / Drama / Music

18+
**PUNCH PASSES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS SHOW**
95 Minutes

credits

Director:
Lenny Abrahamson

Screenwriters:
Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan

Producers:
Ed Guiney, David Barron, Stevie Lee

Music:
Stephen Rennicks

Cast:
Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy

Website:
frank-film.com

community

Community Partners

Frank

Ireland/UK, 2014 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2014

description

Weirdness abounds in the kooky film festival favorite FRANK, about an amateur musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) who finds himself mixed up with some seriously strange bandmates, led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender as you’ve never seen him before). Based on the memoir by Jon Ronson (THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS) and his experiences playing with ultimate outsider musician Chris Sievey, FRANK is a surreal and funny paean to the musically odd and mysterious.

Jon loves his new role in the unpronounceable British punk band, dubbed Soronprfbs. But he finds more chaos than success. Jon is a keener but finds himself tested by the bitter and tyrannical Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who sees him as an unwelcome intruder, and bandleader Frank, a brilliant and troubled taskmaster who lives inside an over-sized papier-mâché head. FRANK is a moving love letter to outsider art, full of profoundly strange characters and thought provoking observations—propelled by a barrage of wit, performance, and, of course, song— from which you are bound to emerge, feeling as if you have seen and heard something completely original.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
SXSW 2014
Sundance Film Festival 2014

OPENING GALA AFTER PARTY (INCLUDED WITH TICKET)
Sole Korea Restaurant - 628 8 Ave SW (enter from 8th avenue alley)
Subject to capacity
Drinks, food and live music by Kenna Burima & Chris Nevile

press for Frank

"...chaotic, unpredictable, and utterly lovable"
- Travis Hopson, DC Film Examiner
"..brash and unflinching in its depiction of the creative process..."
- Lane Scarberry, Sound on Sight

screened with a short film

TheChaperone

The Chaperone

Canada, 2013, 13 Min, Directors: Fraser Munden, Neil Rathbone

The true story of a teacher chaperoning a school dance in the ‘70s invaded by a menacing motorcycle gang.