Robot and Frank

United States / 2012 / 90 min

Synopsis:

Curmudgeonly old Frank lives by himself. His routine involves daily visits to his local library, where he has a twinkle in his eye for the librarian. His grown children are concerned about their father’s well-being and buy him a caretaker robot. Initially resistant to the idea, Frank soon appreciates the benefits of robotic support—like nutritious meals and a clean house—and eventually begins to treat his robot like a true companion. With his robot’s assistance, Frank’s passion for his old, unlawful profession is reignited, for better or worse.

Director:  Jake Schreier

a graduate from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a founding member of the Brooklyn-based filmmaking collective Waverly Films, Jake Schreier began his career making short films and music videos. His debut feature Robot and Frank premiered at Sundance in 2012.

Cast: Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Saarsgard, Susan Sarandon

Producer: Galt Niederhoffer, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Sam Bisbee

Writers: Christopher Ford

DOP: Matthew Lloyd

Editor: Jacob Craycroft

Music by: Francis and the Lights

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