Hull Independent Cinema presents BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY :
Includes an introduction and post-film Q&A with the director Steve Sullivan
BEING FRANK tells a twisted tale of split personalities – a suburban creative superhero with a fanatical desire to preserve the myth he created, and eventually having to battle against being consumed by his alter ego.
BEING FRANK includes extensive archive from Chris’s personal collection of hundreds of boxes of notebooks, home movies, art and music. Insights from Chris’ family, friends, and colleagues, including Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Ross Noble, and Mark Radcliffe, finally reveal the unknown story of Chris Sievey – a songwriter, artist, comedian, husband, dad and wayward genius.
Featuring Frank Sidebottom, Chris Sievey, Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Ross Noble, Mark Radcliffe, Little Frank
Awards and Reviews
Nominee, Best Documentary – British Independent Film Awards
BFI London Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Cork Film Festival Official Selections
“As an eager probing portrait of the man in the head, BEING FRANK has the fascination of an enduring pop footnote, and it could be the kind of cult film that FRANK wasn’t.” – Variety
“Sullivan’s film is a rollercoaster of emotions for fans of Sievey; it’s hard not to see his end as a cruel tragedy, but there is enough joy in his work on show in the documentary to offset the ultimate sadness.” – Starburst
BEING FRANK is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
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