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Fri, 22 Sept


The Heys School

Perfectly Frank film screening

Film screening and Q&A with cast and crew

Perfectly Frank film screening
Perfectly Frank film screening

Time & Location

22 Sept 2023, 19:00 – 22:30

The Heys School, Heys Rd, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1JZ, UK

About the event

BOOK TICKETS - £5.00 each

Film rating: 12A

18 year old Frank has been raised in isolation by his Grandad on a diet of 50's and 60's musicals. Now Grandad is sick Frank must find a way to leave the house alone. Could Lily, a foul-mouthed lovable scally be the person to help him?

Join actors, Connor Simkins, Daisy Gill and David Knopov, producer Klare Rufo and director Luke Rufo for a Q&A after the film.

About the film

Reminiscent of the Golden Era of Fred Astaire musicals, Perfectly Frank is this year's La La Land.   Perfectly Frank tells the story of Frank, an 18 year old suffering from Agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder that is accompanied by panic attacks and a rapid heartbeat. Frank, who was raised in isolation by his Grandad, finds comfort and peace in the magical world of the 50's and 60's musicals he creates in his head. When his Grandad gets sick, Frank must find a way to leave the house alone in order to save his Grandad. Frank's life is about to be turned upside down when he meets Lily, a foul-mouthed lovable rascal from the wrong side of the tracks, and he falls head over heels for her.  With 9 original sing-along songs, incredible dance performances, musicians from the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" and visual effects from the artist responsible for Tim Burton's Dumbo, Perfectly Frank is the "feel-good" movie of the year.

Short film screening

Ahead of the main feature we're delighted to show a short film from local filmmaker Xander Ross - Secret Identity. When Adam Stein, a young boy obsessed with superheroes, suddenly manifests superpowers on his 9th birthday, he and his family search for answers as they deal with the stigma surrounding his abilities and diagnosis. Xander is a Manchester born and based Jewish and neurodiverse director, film maker and superhero fan. We're delighted to show his film at Prestwich Arts Festival.

Confirmed event timings

  • Doors & bar open - 6.15pm
  • Secret Identity short film screening - 7.15pm
  • Perfectly Frank film screening 7.30pm
  • Q&A 9.15pm
  • Bar closes 10.30pm

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