Queens Drive-In: Uncle Frank

A teenage girl and her gay uncle take a road trip back to their hometown in this hilarious and heartfelt tale from Oscar-winner Alan Ball.

$45 – $85


Fri Oct 23 7:00 PM

Academy Award-winner Alan Ball’s heartfelt and hilarious road movie travels from the bohemian scene of post-Stonewall New York City to rural South Carolina, following Frank’s journey from hitting rock bottom to acceptance and forgiveness and, finally, reintegration into his family and into life itself.

The Film

Uncle Frank

Alan Ball | US | 95

In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis, Sharp Objects) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at NYU where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany, The Avengers) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay and living with his longtime, loving partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi)—an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank’s father (and Beth’s grandfather), Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from. In addition to layered character work from the three leads, writer-director Ball (American Beauty, Six Feet Under) elicits strong turns from the superb supporting cast, including Stephen Root, Margo Martindale, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, and Lois Smith. An Amazon Studios Release.

Event Details

7:00 PM
Doors Open & Pre-Show Begins
8:00 PM
Film Begins
All Queens Drive-In attendees will need to enter via the 111th Street/49th Avenue entrance to the New York Hall of Science. There will be no access from the Grand Central Parkway. Please take the Long Island Expressway to the 108th Street exit, and take local streets to the entrance for all vehicles on 49th Avenue & 111th Street. Signs and staff members will direct you to the Drive-In upon arrival.

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Queens Drive-In at The New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368

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