Being Frank - The Chris Sievey Story (DVD)

Being Frank - The Chris Sievey Story (DVD)
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A documentary affectionately chronicling the story Manchester-based musician Chris Sievey, who became imprisoned by the alter ego he created: Frank Sidebottom. With Johnny Vegas, Ross Noble, John Cooper Clarke and Jon Ronson.

 

Chris Sievey struggled for fame under his own name and for his power pop band The Freshies, but became an unlikely cult figure when he donned an oversize papier-mâché head and began performing under the name Frank Sidebottom.

Members of Frank's backing group (including investigative journalist Jon Ronson), comedians Johnny Vegas and Ross Noble, and Sievey's own family paint a vivid portrait of ambition beset by alcohol and drug issues, while celebrating one of the most curious comic creations of recent times.

Archive TV footage shows a performer with a meticulous attention to detail who found a healthy audience on the student gig circuit and children's television, although his success literally masked a sadness that stayed with him until his death in 2010.

Release Date  29th April 2019

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