Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank is a rare and intimate peek into the life of Barney Frank, the quick-witted, cantankerous, and first openly gay Congressman in the United States. On the verge of his retirement, Frank reflects on his 40 years in office and the role his own homosexuality played in his campaigns for social justice. A flawless example of when the personal meets the political, with incredible “bare all” access, this documentary reveals Frank as one of the most sharp-tongued, entertaining, and lionhearted politicians of our time.
After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with Barney Frank and Alec Baldwin about the politics of Washington, Barney’s life and career and what he plans to do in his retirement.
Length: 87 minutes
Director: Sheila Canavan, Michael Chandler
Screenwriter: Sheila Canavan, Michael Chandler
Producer: Sheila Canavan, Michael Chandler
Editor: Michael Chandler
Associate Producer: John Barabino, Donald Sussman, Andrew Tobias, Michael, Donna Weinholtz
Cinematographer: Michael Chandler
Executive Producer: Geralyn Dreyfous, Jamie Wolf
Composer: Michael Bacon
Cast: Barney Frank, Jim Ready, Hank Paulson, Mike Barnicle, Lance Black, Nancy Pelosi, Alan Simpson, Eliot Spitzer, Steve Elmendorf, Norm Ornstein, Spencer Bachus, Bethany McLean, Bill Press, Hastings Wyman, Charlie Halpern, Mike Oxley, Neil Barofsky, Maxine Waters, Jim Segel.