105 min | R
Acclaimed Irish filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson delivers a wonderfully offbeat comedy about young wannabe musician Jon and an avant-garde band led by the enigmatic Frank. After a rocky start Jon ingratiates himself with the band members, and they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album. But as creative tensions grow the band’s entire raison d'être is called into question. Oscar nominee Michael Fassbender gives a standout performance as Frank, a musical genius who hides himself inside a large papier-mâché head, loosely inspired by outsider musicians such as Daniel Johnston, Captain Beefheart, and cult comedy legend Chris Sievey (a.k.a. Frank Sidebottom).
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