Sunday, March 4, 2012
Wishing Well Productions and Cinema Connect present...
May I Be FrankMAY I BE FRANK
A Film About Sex, Drugs and Transformation…
May I Be Frank documents the essence of the human condition and what it truly means to fall in love again.
Lydia's Ogranics, The Sunflower Center
A PERCENTAGE OF PROFIT WILL BENEFIT CERES COMMUNITY PROJECT
5:00pm — Talk "The Benefits of Eating Raw"
by Asara Tsehai and Reggie Bass of The Rawality Program
5:20 —Raw Food Dinner by Lydia Organics
Organic, raw vegan pizza, green goddess salad, green soup, coconut macaroon
Dinner Music by Singing Bear
Vendor Showcase including Lydia’s Organics and The Sunflower Center, Raw Food Central, Blossom Organics, The Rawality Program
Vendor booths available. For information call Jeffrey 707-799-0137
7:00pm – May I Be Frank film screening
Post-film skype dialogue with film subject Frank Ferrante
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MAY I BE FRANK Synopsis
Frank Ferrante is a 54-year old Sicilian from Brooklyn living in San Francisco. A lover of life, great food, beautiful women and a good laugh, Frank is also a drug addict, morbidly obese, pre-diabetic, and fighting Hepatitis C. He’s estranged from his daughter, single, and struggling with depression. Frank knows that life can be better than this, and is looking for a way out.
May I Be Frank documents the transformation of Frank Ferrante’s life. He unknowingly stumbles into a local restaurant in San Francisco, Café Gratitude, a raw, organic and vegan café. As he becomes friends with the staff, he keeps returning to the café where he feels welcomed and free from his collapsing personal life.
On one such visit, Frank is asked by Ryland, one of the servers, “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.” Inspired by the possibility of helping Frank, Ryland invites him to come into the café everyday for the next month. Armed with a camera and a wide open heart, Ryland soon enrolls his brother Cary, and Conor, his best friend, to participate in supporting Frank’s transformation.
The final agreement is made that for the next 42 days, Frank will turn his life over to three twenty-something young men committed to his healing and prepared to coach him physically, emotionally and spiritually. Frank will eat only raw food, practice gratitude, visit local holistic practitioners, and get a weekly colonic. Ryland, Conor, and Cary get to support and witness Frank’s miraculous transformation. Frank gets a new body, a clearer mind, and most importantly, a soaring spirit.
Over those 42 days, the four men go on the ride of their lives. Setting out to help Frank lose weight and get healthy, no one anticipated the profound impact this journey would have on the lives of countless others. Through Frank’s story of love, redemption, and transformation, the viewers witness the power of change for themselves and the world. May I Be Frank documents the essence of the human condition and what it truly means to fall in love again.
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