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Thursday, April 22, 2010

I Am Cinematic: Cafe Gratitude-Centric Documentary Might Be Preachy, But Inspirational

Posted By on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Frank Ferrante, a 54-year-old Brooklyn transplant, looks like the last person who would wander into a Cafe Gratitude and stay there without the use of handcuffs, but the documentary May I Be Frank shows how the perceptively preachy vegan mini-chain helped him achieve a healthier body and outlook on life in just over a month. While our suspicions are as-ever aroused by the whole Gratitude ethos, the film looks like a fish-out-of-water story worth seeing. Proceeds from both screenings will benefit San Rafael-based nonprofit Beyond Hunger.

Event details:

May I Be Frank Screenings

Date: Thurs., Apr. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center (1118 Fourth St. at A, San Rafael)

Cost: $20/$40 (including post-film discussion/reception)

Reservations: Advance tickets available online

Date: Thurs., May 13, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Bridge Theatre (3010 Geary at Fillmore)

Cost: TBA

Reservations: Advance tickets available online

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