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Note: After a brief engagement at the Belcourt itself, ZAPPA will move to our online Virtual Cinema beginning Fri, Nov 27.
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features 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.
“This film is by far the most intimate and expansive look into the innovative life of Frank Zappa, narrated by Frank in his own words. It’s quite unbelievable what Alex [Winter] has achieved. This is the definitive Frank Zappa documentary.” —Frank Zappa’s son and estate trustee Ahmet Zappa, Rolling Stone “[Alex] Winter’s anchor interview here is footage of Zappa’s widow Gail (who died in 2015), the one who ‘got’ him, put up with him and kept the flame of his oeuvre alive. Gail Zappa ties most of the disparate elements that comprised Frank together for ZAPPA, from his cultural commentary to his musical idealism.” —rogersmovienation.com
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