Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (15)

Independent films at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Thursday 25 April at 6pm
  • £9.50 / £8.50 for screenings before 5pm
    Aged Under 26: £7 / £6
  • Cinema

Details

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Steve Sullivan

Director: Steve Sullivan
Stars: Chris Sievey, Johnny Vegas, Ross Nobel, John Cooper Clarke, Mark Radcliffe, Jon Ronson

’80s and ’90s Manchester music fixture Frank Sidebottom hid a creative giant who was both defined and smothered by that whopping papier-mâché head.

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story unmasks him.

Played by Michael Fassbender in the 2014 cult film Frank, the real character of Frank Sidebottom stalked Manchester’s music and comedy scene for over 25 years and found nationwide fame on TV. But who really knew Chris Sievey, the fractured genius underneath the mask?

Director Steve Sullivan pieces together Sievey’s split personality through an extensive archive of personal notebooks, movies, art and music, alongside insights from his closest confidants, including Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke, Ross Noble, and more. What he uncovers is an intimate portrait of a sensitive, tortured outsider artist, forever on the outside looking in.

Certificate:

15

Duration

Approx 101 mins

Time details

There will be 15-20 minutes of trailers and adverts before the screening (not included in duration)

Content Guidance:

Strong language