Thursday, May 16, 2019
Frank (2014) Directed by Lenny Abrahamson
Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Transcending its quirky, twee exterior, Lenny Abramson's Frank is an often harrowing dramedy about creativity, indie rock, and mental illness in the internet age. Michael Fassbender gives a sad, sweet performance as the titular indie band frontman, a damaged soul who refuses to take off the giant head mask he wears both on and offstage. Domnhall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal play his respectively hapless and volatile band-mates, and the film charts their avant garde group's conflicting efforts to achieve artistic greatness and commercial success amid suicide, social media, and SXSW. Co-written by musician and journalist Jon Ronson, Frank is a wise and authentic portrayal of musicians on the margins. (95 min)
Free with $5 suggested donation