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Zappa

Directed by: Alex Winter | 2020 | 2h 7m | Unrated

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There has yet to be a film about the life and times of the brilliant and genuinely maverick musician Frank Zappa… Granted unfettered access to the artist’s massive archives, director Alex Winter (star of the Bill and Ted films) unearths stellar, mostly unseen footage ranging from Zappa’s first high-school group to the Mothers of Invention to his wide-ranging solo career. Winter also shows how the multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, filmmaker, and devoted family man boldly argued for artistic freedom in manifold ways. A film for devoted fans and novices alike, ZAPPA stands as the definitive portrait of this extraordinary artist who was fully engaged with the turbulent politics of his day.

Featuring appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.

“It’s a multimedia immersion, filled with rare footage of Zappa from his teenage years on and assembled with the loving dexterity we’ve come to expect from Alex Winter as a filmmaker.”
– VARIETY

“Zappa will immerse you in the mind of a genius, and you may never be the same again.”
– BOSTON GLOBE

“In Zappa, this legendary artist’s uncompromising nature is bracing, bold and utterly refreshing.”
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE