Specialty Box Office: IFC Films Has Big Weekend With 'The Trip To Italy' and 'Boyhood'
fb.indiewire.com IFC Films is clearly on a roll the summer, with the debut of Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip To Italy" providing icing to the cake that continues to be "Boyhood," which expanded to over 700 theaters this weekend and had its biggest weekend gross yet. A full report: The Debuts: Debut Winner of the Weekend: "The Trip To Italy" Back in 2011, IFC Films found very nice numbers from "The Trip," a collaboration of Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

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Frank (2014) Synopsis and Credits

Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare At Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare At Goats), FRANK is based on the memoir by Jon Ronson. It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians like Danie.

"Frank (2014)" stars Carla Azar, Domhnall Gleeson, Francois Civil, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, and Scoot McNairy.

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson.
Written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan.
Produced by David Barron, Ed Guiney, and Stevie Lee.
Production company/distributor: Magnolia Pictures.

Release Date: August 15, 2014