I had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the movie May I Be Frank to my town. I followed it online, watched the Facebook page and patiently waited for a screening to attend. The day finally came and it was worth the wait. Here is a scintillating description of the movie from their site and a link to the 2 minute trailer teaser.
View: May I Be Frank Trailer
May I Be Frank – A film About Sex, Drugs and Transformation
May I Be Frank documents the transformation of Frank Ferrante’s life. Frank is 54 years old, obese, depressed and addicted. He stumbles into a local raw, organic and vegan restaurant in San Francisco, Café Gratitude. When Ryland, a server at Café Gratitude asks Frank “What is one thing you want to do before you die?” Frank replies, “I want to fall in love one more time, but no one will love me looking the way I do”.
Ryland, his brother Cary, and Conor, his best friend, are inspired by the possibility of helping Frank. For the next 42 days, Frank will eat only raw food, practice gratitude, visit local holistic practitioners, and get a weekly colonic. Ryland, Conor, and Cary get to support Frank’s miraculous transformation. Frank gets a new body, a clearer mind, and most importantly, a soaring spirit. May I Be Frank documents the essence of the human condition and what it truly means to fall in love again.
This movie has all the makings of a great date night....gratitude, self discovery and vegan food with a side of love . After the movie, the star Frank Ferrante stood on stage and had a very candid Q & A with the audience. No question was too personal or too weird and that was really fantastic to be a part of. The movie is raw and sad, will make you laugh and may even offer you a needed boost on your own journey of personal inquiry and transformation.
Click here for a current list of screenings. If it is within your scope or can be a part of a vegan style road trip...do it.
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