90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest

Frank with Jon Ronson

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Sam Clements is curating a fictional film festival. He'll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes. This is the 90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest podcast.

In episode 86 Sam is joined by Jon Ronson, author of The Men Who Stare At Goats and The Psychopath Test, and the podcaster behind The Butterfly Effect, The Last Days of August, and Things Fell Apart

Jon has chosen Frank (90 mins) directed by Lenny Abrahamson. Released in 2014 and written by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, the film stars Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy. 

Sam and Jon discuss the real-life inspiration behind Frank, the experience of working on a deeply personal project, and what it's like to revisit the film eight years after release. 

NEWS! We are doing a LIVE show at the London Podcast Festival at midday, Sunday 18 September. We'll be joined by Dan Schreiber (No Such Thing As A Fish) to screen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze and record a live podcast. Tickets on sale now

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Hosted and produced by @sam_clements. Edited and produced by Louise Owen. Guest star @jonronson. Additional editing and sound mixing by @lukemakestweets. Music by @martinaustwick. Artwork by @samgilbey. Bonus link! Jon Ronson in The Guardian, about his time in the Frank Sidebottom band. The piece that kick-started the making of Frank