FRANK * (15)

Date Time
Fri 6th June 7.45pm
Sat 7th June 8.45pm
Sun 8th June 7.45pm

Dir. Lenny Abrahamson, UK, 2014, 95 mins
Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Frank is a fictional comedy inspired by writer Jon Ronson’s time in the Frank Sidebottom Band. Jon (Gleeson) is a wannabe musician, who discovers he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he joins a band of eccentric pop musicians led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Fassbender) and his terrifying sidekick, Clara (Gyllenhaal). Frank’s uniqueness lies in the fact that he makes music purely for the joy of creating and because he wears a giant fake head. After a rocky start, Jon ingratiates himself with the band, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. As his influence grows, creative tensions mount and the band’s entire raison d’être is called into question.

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