May 15, 2014 · 6:30 PM
This film has been given many favourable reviews and should be worth seeing for it's unusual subject! Surreal clashes with mainstream in the music world.
" The history of rock ’n’ roll is strewn with eccentrics, none more so than Chris Sievey, whose alter ego, Frank Sidebottom, wore a giant papier-mâché head and sang songs about football in a nasal voice.
For Sievey, Frank wasn’t just a stage persona but a gateway to whole new dimension. By abandoning all sense of the normal, this film – co-written by former Sidebottom bandmate Jon Ronson – takes us inside the head-within-a-head to explore the twilight world between brilliance and madness.
Fassbender gives a superbly judged performance as the enigmatic but adorable Frank, an electric presence that twitches and lurches, issuing strange stream-of-consciousness lyrics – living not so much in his own little world as in a much bigger one, searching for perfection and finding beauty in the furthest corners. It’s an offbeat, touching story about a different kind of genius. "
Meet in The Pheonix bar from 6.00 and a social afterwards.