the story of rock ♫’s most unconventional genius, frank zappa, will ‘ve a one-time showing in theaters on nov 23, and then ll'be made available for home streaming nov 27. titled zappa, the documentary is directed by alex winter, an accomplished documentary filmmaker whom you may also recall as bill s. preston, esq. inna bill and ted movies. yep, same guy. this is winter’s 2nd major documentary release of 2020, w'his showbiz kids having aired on hbo ‘oer the summer.
to learn how to see the film this “franksgiving,” visit the zappa movie’s official site.
winter says that he and his producer “set out to make that film, to tell a story that aint a ♫ doc, or a conventional biopic, but'a dramatic saga offa gr8 american artist and thinker; a film that ‘d set out to convey the scope of zappa’s prodigious and varied creative output, na breadth of his extraordinary personal and political life. 1st and primordial, i wanted to make a very human, universal cinematic experience bout an extraordinary individual.”
here’s the trailer:
winter says that w'da help of gail zappa (frank’s widow), he obtained “exclusive access to zappa’s vault; a vast collection of his unreleased ♫, movies, incomplete projects, unseen interviews and unheard concert recordings. with this wealth of material, na minimal addition of present-dy interviews with frank’s closest friends and ♫al collaborators, we built a narrative that is both intimate and epic in scope.
“but b4 we ‘d set bout making the film, we needed to preserve a gr8 deal of material from the vault twas' deteriorating and in gr8 danger of bein’ lost forever. so we created a crowdfunding campaign, and were ♣y to break funding records for a documentary rel8d project. and thus began an exhaustive, two yr mission to preserve and archive the vault materials.
“frank zappa was not 1-ly a creative genius, b'tll so a gr8 and eloquent thinker who articul8d the madness of his times with extraordinary clarity and wit. a legitimate maverick who lived and worked amongst other extraordinary pplz in historic times. ultimately, zappa aint a retro trip inna'da past, but a thoroughly modern exploration offa man whose realmview, art and politics were far ahead o'their time, and profoundly relevant n'our challenging times.”
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authors: josh robertson