Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story — International Trailer


added: Tue, Feb 26th '19

The international trailer has been released for "Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story," the new British documentary that explores the life of the late, English musician/comedian Chris Sievey, who in the 1980s and early '90s became known as the eccentric creator and performer of the cult pop-art character Frank Sidebottom, which was widely famous for its giant-sized papier-mache head.

Side note: Sievey's alter-ego character was featured in the 2014 dark comedy "Frank," which starred Michael Fassbender as the titular papier-mache-headed musician in a fictional story that was inspired by Sievey's avant-garde punk band.

"Being Frank," directed by documentary filmmaker Steve Sullivan, delves into the history of Sievey's cult creation that begun as an oddball punk-rock act but later blossomed into a popular Pee-wee Herman-like television host in Britain.

After premiering to mostly solid reviews at last year's SXSW Film Festival, "Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story" will be released in U.K. cinemas on March 29th. It will also be released digitally in the U.K. on that same date.

BEING FRANK: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY is the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom, and the life and art of his hidden creator Chris Sievey. Frank Sidebottom, remembered fondly as the man with the papier mache head, was the court-jester of the Manchester music and comedy scene for over 25 years but only a privileged few knew the man inside.

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: THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY 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.


directed by   Steve Sullivan

release date   March 29, 2019 (U.K. release)

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