A Movie about Transformation
"MAY I BE FRANK"
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
I went to a screening of this movie at a special event in Seattle last week. The event was brought to Seattle by a group of dedicated young rawbies that wanted to spread the word about what raw can do for a body, even if that body is over 50 years old. About 200 people attended the screening. I went alone, but hooked up with a few people I knew from raw potlucks. We all enjoyed the event.
The movie was a little long in a couple segments, a little disturbing in one or two parts, but in general it was touching, funny and well worth watching.
The movie covers Frank's first 42 days which left me with a lot of questions. Frank came onstage after the movie and answered questions from the audience. The 42 day transformation happened in 2006. Frank has come a long way since then. He isn't 100% raw, but is an advocate for how raw can and will change your life if you let it.
If you get the opportunity, I recommend checking out the movie. :)
this looks super interesting! thanks for giving us the heads up!
wow.. I would love to see this movie. The trailers alone had me laughing crying... omgoodness... thankyou so much for posting this!
RAW ... RAWks... pure and simple... and we are so blessed to be on this journey.
Thank you for sharing this information about the movie. This is something I really want to get my hands on. I bet it is something I will give to my sons to watch. If you just went to the "screening" does that mean that it isn't out for the public yet? How will we get hold of it?
I was very moved by this - this man has courage and humility - two very fine qualities that are so needed to repair the damage many of us do to ourselves and others. I so want to see this movie.
Last edited by islesgirl; 06-12-2010 at 12:52 PM.
Hi Sue, :)
The screening was at a church. It cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door. There were also 5-6 raw vendor tables set up by local raw businesses selling food and books.
Here is a link to the website with information on the screenings, past and future, and how to go about getting a screening set up in your town. http://mayibefrankmovie.wordpress.com/screenings/
Someday the movie may be available on DVD, but it isn't yet.
Thanks Frances. I will wait for the DVD - hopefully there will be one in the future.
thanks for the info/link!
I will definitely watch this.
Yes the film is very good. Saw it for free at Cafe Gratitude where Ryland from the film manages and waits tables. Met Frank too at a street fair recently and he is as nice in person as in the film.
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