Sandra Mae Frank,
For Austin-based actress Sandra Mae Frank, every character she plays allows her to push for greater representation of deaf and hard of hearing people in film, on television, and on stage. With the sci-fi thriller Entangled, Frank—who lost her hearing at age 3—not only takes on one of her most demanding roles but reunites her with her Broadway costar and mentor, Marlee Matlin. In the Gaurav Seth-directed Entangled, Frank stars as Amy, one of four physics students seeking to prove the existence of a multiverse. But opening a pathway to a parallel universe comes with a risk so high that it outweighs any rewards associated with such a monumental scientific breakthrough. Entangled, which will be retitled Multiverse for its upcoming release, is available to stream beginning 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 as part of the virtual Other Worlds Film Festival. Entangled costars Children of a Lesser God Best ActressOscar winner Marlee Matlin as Amy’s mother Deirdre. Frank and Matlin previously starred together in Deaf West Theatre's 2015 revival of Spring Awakening, which marked Frank’s Broadway debut. Frank also starred in the Ground Floor Theatre’s 2019 co-production of Next to Normal in Austin and appeared in the films Season of Love, Soul to Keep, and Beautiful Sounds of Love. In addition to acting, Frank also translates scripts and songs to American Sign Language.
Note: Entangled star Sandra Mae Frank spoke with Lights Camera Austin through her interpreter Ashley Change.
Aired: Dec. 3, 2020.