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New Doc Dives Into Wonderful Weird World Of Radio’s Joe Frank

Joe Frank was searching for something. Call it how people dealt with key emotions like anger, fear, loneliness, and resentment. Call it the meaning of life. But for 3 decades he took that search and poured it into scripts, and recordings, and tape loops that he turned into 1-hour radio programs that defy description.

Chicago filmmaker D.P. Carlson spent years chasing the elusive and enigmatic Frank, his friends, colleagues, and some famous creative people who are deeply influenced by his work. The result is “Joe Frank: Somewhere Out There”. It gets its Chicago premiere at the Davis Theater in Lincoln Square on March 24th. An additional screening will be held at the Wilmette Theater in Wilmette on Saturday March 30th.

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