Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story ★★★★½

The ending finished me off.. I remember having a chat with John Cooper Clarke back stage at a theatre I use to work at. I got him to sign one of his 45s ‘I Married a Monster from Outer Space’

I asked John about Frank. He mentioned he’d hadn’t been very well, and this was one of the few shows Sidebottom hadn’t done with Clarke on their joint tour around the country that summer. People woke up to the news he was gone two weeks later...

The swing from funny to tragic and back again in the space of six months of Sievey’s life. It says something about creative people trying manage mental health issues. Where that energy comes from. It’s such a dense documentary Immediately want to go back and watch it again.