Frank Simon

  • Frank Simon & Roman Polanski – Weekend of a Champion (1972)

    1971-1980DocumentaryFrank SimonRoman PolanskiUSA

    In 1971, Motor Racing fan Roman Polanski spent a weekend with world champion driver
    Jackie Stewart as he attempted to win the Monaco Grand Prix. Polanski was given intimate
    access to Stewart’s world for three days, both on the track and off. The result is an
    extraordinarily rare glimpse into the life of a gifted athlete at the height of his powers. Forty
    years on, Polanski and Stewart meet once again. In a remarkable post-script, they discuss
    the sport, both past and present, with a unique and unmatched perspective.Read More »

  • Frank Simon – The Queen (1968)

    1961-1970CampDocumentaryFrank SimonQueer Cinema(s)USA

    Queen is a ribald hour-long documentary about a “Miss All-American Beauty” contest held in New York in 1967. So what, you say? Well, it happens that all the contestants are male transvestites — and some of them are real knockouts. Alternately hilarious and depressing, Queen was considered the cutting edge of obscene outrageousness when originally distributed by Grove Press (the publishers of several above-the-counter “alternative” magazines of the 1960s). Nowadays it’s practically kid stuff, thanks to the surfeit of TV tabloids and Fox Network sitcoms.allmovie.comRead More »

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