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  7pm      FILM: Frank (2014)

                Grassmarket Community Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA

          Free, donations requested

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Writers:  Jon Ronson & Peter Straughan

Stars:     Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Ratings:  7/10 (IMDB), 92% (Rotten Tomatoes)


Domhnall Gleeson delivers a star-making turn as Jon, an aspiring musician who stumbles upon a man named Frank’s own galaxy of weird, and is soon drawn into his orbit as he joins Frank’s band. Frank wears a huge papier-mâché mask at all times, by the way. And he’s got some crazy-sounding ideas...

Absurd, tragic, funny, but most importantly deeply human and heartfelt, it’s a story of loyalty and folly, resentment and subterfuge, often in the same breath

Frank, as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Ireland, was personally chosen by the world-renowned author Mark Cousins

Thank-you on behalf of the Grassmarket Community Project to filmmaker and author Mark Cousins, director Lenny Abrahamson, and to all the other folk involved in the administrative process who went to great lengths to help the Grassmarket Community Project secure the rights to show this film for free.