FRANK with screenplay-writer and producer Jon RonsonUK | 2014 | 95 minutes | Rated R | Comedy, Drama
Tuesday August 19, 2014
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan
Domhnall Gleeson, Moira Brooker, Paul Butterworth
Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal).
Special guest appearance by screenplay-writer Jon Ronson for a Q&A after the show!
With is a co-sponsored event with TEDx MV.
"A faceless Michael Fassbender stars in this weird and wonderful musical comedy from director Lenny Abrahamson." -Peter Debruge VARIETY
"The film boldly raises the unanswerable question of whether it's better for an artist to safely isolate his work or tweak it a bit so as to share it with the world." -R. Kurt Osenlund SLANT MAGAZINE
"A funny, first-class satire on the pop music business in which an avante garde band headed by a lead singer with a huge fake head he never takes off (Michael Fassbender) wrestles with the prospect of becoming popular." -Jim Schembri