Since 2007 Frank has been curator and host of The Newtown Road Backyard Film Festival. He founded this festival on principles he strongly believes in regarding the way films should be experienced - "in a communal setting, in the proper aspect ratio, and without a pause button." In a backyard that has direct access off the sidewalk with enough room to hold about 40 people comfortably, and a 2nd floor porch perfect for hanging a 12 foot wide movie screen, the summer festival is open to all who wish to watch movies outdoors under the stars and amidst tiki torches.
The festival has garnered a faithful following with people traveling from as far as Connecticut and New Jersey and continues to get noticed by the press including an amazing article in the New York Times, and a great write up in an issue of Boro Magazine. The summer seasons are always featured on "Outdoor Summer Movies in NYC" each summer on various news sites like We Heart Astoria. Joining the Facebook group will guarentee to you get the invitations to every summer screening.