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Frank / Sept 26, 27, 28

September 12, 2014 - September 28, 2014

September 26, 27, 28   Scroll down for times and locations

A young wannabe musician finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by an eccentric musical genius who hides himself inside a large, fake head. Michael Fassbender gives an extraordinary performance as the mysterious, enigmatic Frank, who never removes his  mask. Maggie Gyllenhall co-stars as Frank’s musical sidekick; she plays a theremin Although this film is fictional it is loosely inspired by the life of outsider musician Frank Sidebottom. Frank is written by Jon Ronson,   who played in a band with the real-life Frank. (98 min)

“Strikingly original. A TERRIFIC and SUBLIME EXPERIENCE. Mandatory watching for the adventurous viewer.” – The Playlist

“Fassbender’s performance is a master class. Surprisingly resonant. A movie that the right people will take to heart; to the people it speaks to, it speaks volumes.” – Indiewire

“4 STARS – BEGUILING” – The Guardian

“WEIRD and WONDERFUL.” – Variety

“A LOVING and HILARIOUS tribute to outsider music. With on-point parody and gallows humor, there’s a real sweetness that pokes at the heart of the creative spirit.” – Spin


Frank is a genuine original in a summer sea of sameness, and A DARKLY COMEDIC MANIFESTO against the cultural status quo.  — Wall St Journal

FUNNY, TOUCHING and VITAL. Director Lenny Abrahamson knows his way around eccentrics and he makes an ideal guide into a bizarro world where music is made on the margins.  –Rolling Stone

Frank is an accumulation of memorably offbeat moments, like an album made up of B sides and lost demo tracks that you stumble across and can’t stop replaying.  –A. O. Scott, NY Times


Fri, Sept 26

Trip to Italy 7:00 @ IU Woodburn

Frank 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts

Sat & Sun, Sept 27 & 28

Trip to Italy  3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 @ IU Woodburn

Frank 5:45 & 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts – Last Chance!

Mon, Sept 29

Trip to Italy  7:00 @ Bear’s Place

Wed, Oct 1

Trip to Italy  7:00 @ The Back Door


September 12, 2014
September 28, 2014
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