SF2015: Murdered by the Mind


JOE FRANK’S MURDERED BY THE MIND – Fri, Oct. 16 & Sat, Oct. 17 @ 7:30p

(Two Night Event!)

NPR radio artist artist and storyteller Joe Frank returns to The Cinefamily for two nights, October 16th and 17th, with his new show Murdered by the Mind. In this disturbing and funny piece, Frank recalls his dysfunctional childhood and a romantic relationship gone horribly wrong, interspersed with obsessive philosophic explorations of death, sex, meaning, or no meaning at all.

Frank’s autobiographical and neo absurdost narratives bring to mind the work of Spalding Gray and, more often, Samuel Beckett. Frank will be accompanied by celebrated musicians David Ralicke (saxophone and keyboards) and Danny Frankel (percussion).

Frank, who began his radio career in 1977 at WBAI in New York, and served as co-anchor of NPR’s All Things Considered in 1978, has produced more than 200 radio programs over the past three decades for California’s KCRW and National Public Radio. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and been honored with the George Foster Peabody Award, two Major Armstrong Awards and two Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards for Radio Drama, among many others.