Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story will be shown at the first ever Hebden Bridge Film Festival.
The documentary has been made over 7 years by Steve Sullivan, with the blessing of Sievey’s family.
It uses home movies, television archive and celebrity interviews to explore the life and art of a man, better known as his alter ego, Frank Sidebottom.
“I am so excited to bring Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story to Hebden Bridge. A key theme of the film is to embrace your creativity, to take your idea and go and do it! Where better to showcase the film and allow people to find out more about the enigmatic and mysterious Frank Sidebottom than Hebden Bridge,” said Sullivan.
The film has received critical and artistic acclaim from the likes of the Hollywood Reporter, which said “a pop-culture outsider gets his colourful due.”
Variety said it could be “the kind of cult film that Frank wasn’t.”
“We are delighted Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story joins the line-up for the inaugural Hebden Bridge Film Festival. The theme for the festival is ‘The Other’ and ‘Dare to be Different’ and the misunderstood genius Chris Sievey perfectly encapsulates this,” added Louise Wadley, Hebden Bridge Film Festival director.
The festival takes place from 22nd to 24th March.