Dec. 26, 2004
political documentary: Filmmaker Bart Everly trailed Massachusetts congressman
Barney Frank for two years, including President Clintons impeachment
and the result was Lets Get Frank, an entertaining behind-the-scenes tour of the sausage factory that is Congress. Frank survived his own sex scandal in 1989, and that helped him defend Clinton
fearlessly during the hearings. In this film, which screened at the Coolidge, Frank turns his nimble wit on the prosecutor Ken Starr, committee chairman Henry Hyde, and other Republicans,
at one point jokingly comparing the impeachment process to professional wrestling: Were going to grunt and groan, but its fixed.