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Exclusive: Learn The Safe Word In Clip From Sundance Comedy 'Frank' Starring Michael Fassbender

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 16, 2014 at 8:30PM

It's been quite a day already for movie lovers. Not only were the Oscar nominations announced this morning, but the Sundance Film Festival officially kicked off today, where the journey will begin for many of next year's Oscar contenders. And among the plethora of our 30 Most Anticipated Films in Park City, the most intriguing might just be "Frank." Seemingly ticking all the boxes in our wheelhouse that includes music, original comedy and things starring Michael Fassbender, it's one we're eagerly looking forward to over the coming days.
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Frank, Sundance

It's been quite a day already for movie lovers. Not only were the Oscar nominations announced this morning, but the Sundance Film Festival officially kicked off today, where the journey will begin for many of next year's Oscar contenders. And among the plethora of our 30 Most Anticipated Films in Park City, the most intriguing might just be "Frank." Seemingly ticking all the boxes in our wheelhouse that includes music, original comedy and things starring Michael Fassbender, it's one we're eagerly looking forward to over the coming days.

This exclusive first clip from the film is only stoking that excitement further. Starring Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy (three more reasons this one is well on our radar), and directed by Lenny Abrahamson (the filmmaker behind the critically acclaimed "What Richard Did"), the film follows Jon who joins an eccentric pop band and heads with them to a cabin in the woods to record an album. Leading them all is the mysterious and talented Frank (who just happens to wear a giant fake head) and his sidekick, Clara. Needless to say, it's the recipe for creative tensions and more. In this scene, Jon explains how Frank's methods could lead the group to greatness.

"Frank" will have its first screening tomorrow at Sundance. Watch below.

Frank, Sundance

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