About the Film
Within days of arriving in Congress in 1981, Barney Frank said, “I’ve been like a kid with my nose pressed against the candy store window. If I can stay here for 30 years, my life will be fulfilled.” Frank did stay for 30 years, enriching not just his life, but the lives of all those for whom he fought.
A fresh and contemporary political drama with unparalleled access, Compared to What? provides a look behind the scenes at one of America’s most controversial and captivating public figures. Frank emerges as a true leader, a passionate “Lion of the House” and champion of progressive values, gay rights, and the proper role of government– and who, in the process, finally integrates his private and public lives. A classic American story about a dedicated public servant who never loses hope.
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