Francophrenia (Or: Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)

Thursday, March 6 - Monday, March 10, 2014

James Franco and Ian Olds in person Thu Mar 6 at 7:15! (SOLD OUT)
Please note: the start time for the Thu Mar 6 show is 7:15, not 7:45 as listed in some sources.

“With tongues planted firmly in cheek, Ian Olds and James Franco poke fun — or do they? — at experimental film, soaps and Franco’s wild-card rep in FRANCOPHRENIA (OR: DON’T KILL ME, I KNOW WHERE THE BABY IS). Designed as a pseudo-docu edited from hours of footage shot at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art, when Franco guest-starred on General Hospital, the pic feels like a playful parody of celebrity…

“On General Hospital, Franco played a murderous artist named Franco, whose exhibition opening at the museum was to be the culmination of a revenge plot. The gimmick in FRANCOPHRENIA is that Franco becomes lost in his character, trapped in what film theorists would call the ‘performance of performance’; during the shoot, he’s no longer certain who he is or what he’s supposed to do other than act a role.” – Variety

  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2012
  • Running Time 68 minutes
  • Director James Franco & Ian Olds

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