Barney Frank on His Improbable Journey

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U.S. representative Barney Frank in "Compared to What," a documentary by Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler

Barney Frank, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013, talks about his political career, his time in Washington, and being the first openly gay congressman. He’s the subject of a new documentary, “Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” a peek into his life as he was on the verge of his retirement. “Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank,” is showing in New York Sunday, April 27, 2:30 pm, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.