These days it’s hard to find a more passionate and provocative performer than Frank Turner, a man who whenever he comes to Boston has the capacity to enthrall both arena audiences and intimate afterparty pubs. Last year, a documentary was made about the English folk singer, titled Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner, and the Bowery Boston people are bringing it to town for a special screening May 2 at Somerville’s Arts at the Armory.
Turner will be on hand for the event answering questions, as will director Ben Morse. The event is all ages (start ’em young), tickets go on sale this Friday (March 31), and they are priced at $25. It’s a seated event, so don’t sleep.
If you are unfamiliar with Get Better: A Film About Frank Turner, there are two ways to catch up before the on-sale: Watch the trailer below, or skip over it and read the documentary synapsis via the AXS/Bowery event page. Your call moving forward here.
“Xtra Mile/Interscope Records recording artist Frank Turner screens the documentary film Get Better – A Film About Frank Turner’ – an exhilarating and candid film about a year in his life – for U.S. audiences this spring. Turner will join filmmaker Ben Morse for a Q&A at screenings in Chicago, Pomona, Boston and New York. A DVD of the documentary will be available at a later date.
Filmmaker Ben Morse spent a year trailing one of the most hard-working musicians currently operating and what emerges is a raw, insightful portrayal of an underground hero. A close friend of Turner, Morse originally intended to capture Turner and his band, The Sleeping Souls, in constant motion only to discover a man facing up to his demons, forced to pause touring for the first time in his career.
Get Better – A Film About Frank Turner includes never-before-seen footage from friends, family and fans across the world as well as extensive interviews with Turner and his band as they contemplate what drives a man to stay on the road and the effect that has on his life and those around him. Turner has been one of the breakthrough artists of the millennium, emerging from his punk-rock roots to become a rock icon to diehard fans all over the world. In 2015, everything came to a head as Turner slipped off the wagon and confronted the commercial pressures of mainstream success.
Get Better – A Film About Frank Turner will be distributed by distributed by Xtra Mile Film / Polydor Records and Interscope in the US.”