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Film Screening - Frank and Cindy
Date Friday August 15
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
600 4th St, West Sacramento (corner of 4th & F in West Sac just over the river from downtown Sacramento)
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMovies on a Big Screen
Emailscreenings [at]
Address600 4th St, West Sacramento, CA
Friday, 8/15 7 PM. Admission, $5.00

Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento (corner of 4th & F in West Sac, just over the river from downtown).

Frank and Cindy

We've had some requests to show this again, and GJ said (and I quote) "I'm game. I like it when people see the film." So make GJ happy. If you missed it before, make a point of catching it this time. If you saw it before, well, you pretty much know you ought to see it again...

When Cindy married a rock star, Frank, in 1983 she imagined a life of glamour and Grammys. But the song that propelled Frank to fame, "Whirly Girl," would be the only chart-topper from his short-lived group, OXO. Years later, out of shape and nearly bankrupt after spending his money on "gas, food, dry cleaning and drugs." Frank is not the vision Cindy married.

Now, twenty-three years after appearing on American Bandstand, Frank lives sequestered to the basement where he uses coffee cans as his improvised bathroom.

Both appalled and amused by his parents' behavior, Cindy's filmmaker son, G.J., picks up his video camera and aims it at them. After a year of filming, what began as an attempt to mock his one-hit-wonder step-father, instead becomes a candid portrait of the pursuit of happiness.

Frank & Cindy was the subject of an entire episode of "This American Life" on Showtime in 2007, and in October 2007, Ira Glass hosted a screening at New York's MOMA.

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Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 28th, 2008 7:33 PM

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