We’re happy to offer our DC readers the chance to attend a free virtual screening of Amazon Prime dramedy Uncle Frank, starring Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis. The film was written and directed by Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker Alan Ball.
SYNOPSIS: In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi) — an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank’s father — Beth’s grandfather — Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.
The screening will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00pm. If you’d like to attend, simply go to the Amazon Prime screening site here.
We know these events are few and far between nowadays, and we are grateful for the chance to present them to you now in the safest way possible, from the comfort and safety of your own homes. Enjoy the show!
Uncle Frank premieres on Amazon Prime on November 25th.