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RIALTO CHANNEL, 8:30 SUNDAY 4TH  SEE MORE Chris Sievey was a true maverick; his life a subversive piece of performance art. In the 1980s the talented Manchester guitarist, songwriter, artist, and comedian, found fame – if not fortune – as Frank Sidebottom, a wacky comedy character who only ever appeared wearing a huge papier-mâché head. With a fanatical fan-base and cult status achieved, Sievey completely subordinated his own identity, and existence, to his bizarre creation, who was part of the Manchester music and comedy scene for over 25 years. Absorbing documentary, an inspiring exploration of ubridled creativity, appropriately funded through a grassroots Kickstarter campaign.

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