Frank was one of the standout films of 2014. In fact it made number 2 on our Top 10 list of the year’s releases (pipped very late on (and only by a tiny margin) by the also wonderful Nightcrawler).
It is an examination of creativity, integrity and misplaced ambition told through the eyes of Domhnall Gleeson’s character Jon, who through obscure circumstances comes to join Frank’s band The Soronprfbs.
You can read our full review of the film here. Sufficed to say that for all its pitch black humour and flurries of adsurdism, Frank is filled with truth; about what it is to be in a band, what it’s like to live in someone’s shadow and the fine line between genius and fragility.
So it is with great excitement that we announce a special screening of Frank, in Leeds, at Cultoid favourite cinema Hyde Park Picturehouse. Taking place on 12th March, this exclusive event is being introduced by none other than the film’s screenwriter Jon Ronson (on whom Domhnall Gleeson’s character is somewhat based).
Before the Hyde Park Picture House screening, Ronson will also attend an event at Leeds’ Waterstones store to launch his latest book So You’ve Been Publically Shamed. In the book Ronson meets the victims of public shamings, asking why there’s been a renaissance of shaming campaigns in recent years and they effects they’re having both on those involved and society as a whole.
‘We’re big fans of Jon Ronson’, says Ollie Jenkins, Administrator at the Hyde Park Picture House. ‘Whether it’s his incredible work as an author, a journalist, or more recently a screenwriter – he’s a hugely talented chap. So we’re delighted he’s accepted our invitation to introduce what was for many of us one of our favourite films of 2014, and we look forward to hearing more about his fascinating time in Sidebottom’s Oh Blimey Big Band almost 30 years ago.’
This is a great opportunity to spend an evening in the company of a hugely talented human being, whilst taking in an already cult classic on the big screen (as it should be enjoyed).
To book your tickets go to the Hyde Park Picturehouse website, where you can find out more info about this, and many other great screenings coming up over the next few months.