‘Frank’ plays in Taylor Little Theatre

“Frank” promises to be quirky and moving, with A-list talents.: miac photo“Frank” promises to be quirky and moving, with A-list talents.: miac photo

Time to bundle up and settle down for another Sunday afternoon movie at Taylor Little Theatre.

This week, the theater will be playing “Frank,” starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The acclaimed Lenny Abrahamson, director of the award-winning films “Adam & Paul” and “What Richard Did” directs this off-beat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Gleeson).

Jon, though wanting desperately to make it as a musician, finds himself out of his comfort-zone when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious Frank.

Frank (Fassbender) is a musical genius who hides himself inside a large, fake head and plays with his bandmate Clara (Gyllenhaal).

The giant head Frank conceals himself in adds to his uniqueness, because he plays only for the love of music and the joy it brings.

As his influence waxes, creative tensions mount and the band’s entire raison d’être is called into question.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 17.

The consensus stated “Funny, clever, and endearingly unusual, Frank transcends its quirky trappings with a heartfelt — and surprisingly thought-provoking — story.”

The quirky film will be shown at Taylor Little Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m.