Frank; Miyazaki; Lesbian Cinema

With Francine Stock.

Frank is the story of a singer who never takes off his over-sized papier mache head, on-stage or off. The director Lenny Abrahamson reveals why the film is only partly based on singer Frank Sidebottom, who also wore an over-sized papier mache head and had his own television programme in the 1990s.

Stacie Passon, the director of Concussion, discusses her new drama about a suburban mother who becomes a call girl for other affluent women, and shares her reservations about the celebrated gay film Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

As his last film, The Wind Rises, is released in British cinemas, The Film Programme presents a guide to the world of master Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.

The Film Programme finds out how The Creepy Guys got on in the awards ceremony for Sci Fi London's 48 Hour Film Challenge.

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Sun 11 May 2014 23:00

The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises
Written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises is in cinemas from Friday 9 May, certificate PG.

American Interior

American Interior
Directed by Gruff Rhys, American Interior is in cinemas from Friday 9 May, certificate 12A.


Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Frank is in cinemas from Friday 9 May, certificate 15.

48hr Film Challenge

The awards ceremony for SCI-FI-LONDON's 48hr Film Challenge was held on 1 May 2014 at Stratford Picture House.


The Film Programme followed two teams competing in the challenge. The Creepy Guys took second place with their film Back Issue.


The competition winner is The March by Team Mission.

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