About Robot & Frank

Robot & Frank is set in the near future and centers on a retired cat burglar named Frank. His well-meaning but misguided children purchase a robot to care for their father as he ages and his dementia progresses. This fictional, comic take on caregiving shines a spotlight on how we find meaning and relate to the world as we age. [89 mins; comedy, drama; English]

This screening will be followed by an informal Q&A with Dementia Friendly Bloomington.

“A tonic of a film … The whimsical but whip-smart tone suggests a live-action version of a Pixar movie.” – Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman

“Ageing, isolation, broken families, memory and the impact of modern technology are all playfully woven through a smart, comforting narrative that's at once immensely satisfying yet wonderfully unexpected.” – Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, metro.co.uk

“Rooted in genuine charm and the brilliant performance by Frank Langella, Robot & Frank steals your heart.” – Debbie Lynn Elias, Behind the Lens

Curated by Dayna Thompson of Dementia Friendly Bloomington, with support from IU Cinema, IU Health Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Service, Monroe County Public Library, and Jonathan Golembiecki. This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

This event is part of Dementia Friendly Bloomington's 2022 Dementia Film Series. To see the complete line-up, visit their website.

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