#SUNDANCE: “UNCLE FRANK”
Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
In 1973, Beth (Sophia Lillis), her uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) and his longtime partner Wally (Peter Macdissi) drive from New York City to their rural South Carolina hometown to attend the family patriarch’s funeral.
Alan Ball’s delicate touch aids this heartfelt road movie about a man accepting himself and revealing who he is to his family. At the core is the moving performance from Bettany who reveals Frank’s fears hiding underneath his cool, easygoing persona. The Film is full of heart and there is a lot of fun to be had, which evens out the heavier moments of Frank dealing with his hidden pain.
Uncle Frank screens at Sundance on Sat, Jan. 25th at 3:30 PM at Eccles Theatre, Mon, Jan. 27th at 9 AM at Library Centre Theatre, Thur, Jan. 30th at 9 PM at Sundance Resort, Sat, Feb. 1st at 9 AM at Eccles Theatre, and Sun, Feb. 2nd at 6 PM at Tower Theatre.