concession £7, members £6.50
Length: 93 mins
Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Domnhall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal
We are also showing the new documentary about comedian Frank Sidebottom on the 12th May Find out more
As the new documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom ‘Being Frank’ opens in cinemas, rediscover this offbeat comedy inspired by his life and based on the memoir by Jon Ronson.
A young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson) 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, ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’).
“Michael Fassbender spends the majority of Lenny Abrahamson’s irreverent comedy “Frank” buried underneath a giant plastic head, but the honesty of his performance is on full display.” – IndieWire
“Frank is profoundly weird — and perhaps also weirdly profound.” ★★★★ – Times
“Frank works as satire, as memoir, as comedy bromance, but it works mostly because it is just so weird: an anti-Dumas fable about a man who never removes a fake head.” ★★★★ – Guardian