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May I Be Frank Documentary

Good News! We are showing MAY I BE FRANK at the College of San Mateo campus on Tuesday April 23 at 6:30pm. Come to Building 5 (the brand new Health & Wellness building, room 202). This is part of our community outreach program for OPEN HEART YOGA which is our Yoga Teacher Training group at CSM. The movie is Free, we will have snacks and prizes, it’s open to all!

Ah, the power of GOOD FOOD and the life changes that are possible! There are so many documentaries available to show you that your food may kill you! OK, I am getting a bit tired of these. So I think you will enjoy this humorous and thoughtful documentary of Frank — who does in fact change his life and face the consequences. Enjoy this movie, thanks to Cinema Libre for reminding us that great food, carefully prepared can transform. – Editor

May I Be FrankEx-addict Frank Ferrante is a 54-year-old, overweight Sicilian-American from Brooklyn with hepatitis C, some bad habits and an appetite for women. MAY I BE FRANK, a documentary to be released February 26th on DVD and video on demand (VOD) from Cinema Libre Studio, captures Frank’s transformation after he stumbles into the vegan Café Gratitude in San Francisco, and over 42 days, begins a life-changing journey coached physically, emotionally and spiritually by three twenty-something staff members on the path to enlightenment.

The film has gained significant notice as a self-distributed title (via a web store and events only.) It has screened at over 120 “transformational” events across the country. And, Café Gratitude, with locations in Hollywood and Venice, was just named one of The Hollywood Reporter’s top 25 places to lunch! And wait until you see Frank…..

The film is quirky and upbeat, but truly inspirational. Frank’s “that guy;” but his transformation—losing over 110 lbs, and becoming a life coach—will connect with many struggling to change their lives, get skinnier, be healthier, start a new life.

Here’s the trailer: https://vimeo.com/56721538

He’s lost 110 lbs and kept it off, but not without set-backs. It is a real-life drama.

More information on healing, vegan info, amazing places to eat:

Café Gratitude –  LA area, the SF location has closed

Calafia – Palo Alto

*Cool Cafe – one of Jesse Cool’s places at Stanford

In this video recorded at the March 2013 McDougall Advanced Study Weekend, leading sustainability activist Dr. Richard Oppenlander makes a compelling case for how the transition to a plant-based diet is the most practical, effective and sustainable solution to our most serious environmental problems as well as debunking the most popular misconceptions about sustainability. Freefromharm.org