It appears self-styled equality champ Barney Frank can no longer catch a break in #ThisTown.
Not only has the documentary team that followed the Massachusetts Democrat around during his final year in Congress struggled to make ends meet on Indiegogo, now the art house theater where the trio had originally planned to stage the D.C. premiere of “Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank” is staggering toward a fast-approaching final bow. Filmmaker Sheila Canavan told HOH plans to share the up-close-and-personal look at the former lawmaker with District cinephiles have been shelved pending the conclusion of the ongoing fundraising push. She and partner Michael Chandler have raised roughly a third of the funds (around $30,000, at press time) they feel is necessary to fine-tune the silver-screen treatment of Frank’s everyday existence.
While his leading-man status remains in flux, Frank is not one to shy from the spotlight. The veteran author is scheduled to weigh in on his newly released autobiography, “Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage,” Wednesday during a moderated discussion at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue at 600 I Street NW.
Tickets for the event , scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m., start at $17 per person ($30 for general admission and copy of the book).
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