May I Be Frank

May I Be Frank

A Film About Sex, Drugs, and Transformation

DVD - 2010
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Brace yourselves for a feel good documentary that earns its good vibrations. This is a heartfelt story of how an overweight, multiple addicted, divorced, 54 year old, born in Brooklyn wreck of a guy finds salvation at a San Francisco vegan restaurant under the watchful eyes of four 20 something sweethearts: Conor Gaffney, Gregg Marks, Cary Mosier and Ryland Engelhart. This quartet of amigos operate the Cafe Gratitude, where, to their surprise and delight, Frank Ferrante stumbled in out of the sun, needing a total makeover. The guys loved Frank for his hyper profane, Sicilian influenced wit. The guys had an offer Frank didn't refuse: empty his fridge, toss out his microwave and eat all meals for 42 days at the cafe, plus agree to a daily 12 step style affirmation that alone would have kicked in Frank's gag reflex IF the morning glass of slimy green stuff didn't do the trick. 42 days later and 110 lbs. lighter, Frank, the brutally candid star of his own recovery, has kicked hepatitis C, undergone three colonics and found forgiveness from his long-suffering family. It's not all sunshine and lollipops, but May I Be Frank succeeds in portraying the vegan lifestyle as something beyond the punchline to A New Age joke. Source:
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: Be Love Productions, c2010
Branch Call Number: RA784 .M39 2010
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Sex, drugs, and transformation


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Feb 08, 2018

Not only inspiring for those seeking to live more healthfully, but an engaging, touching story line about a man seeking to fall in love again.

Nov 02, 2016

If the folks at Cafe Gratitude are an example of what this lifestyle does for a person, count me in!

kevfarley Jun 02, 2014

Remarkable !! Both as an 'experiment' in human transformtion,.. and that these non-filmmakers could come up with such a great film about it !

guysaunders2001 Mar 02, 2014

This is an important film. Many people in this society go through life eating food with questionable value, drinking alcohol instead of water (and sometimes drugging) without ever giving our bodies a chance at something better... not mentioning the expense to our happiness.

ktnv Jul 19, 2013

Loved this documentary and the people from the Cafe Gratitude who introduced Frank to a new way of looking at food and life.


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