Are you curious about those Frank Zappa records that are lurking in your father’s old vinyl collection? You rarely hear Frank Zappa on the radio outside of “Valley Girl” that he made with his daughter Moon Unit. You might see him on TV specials about the time senator’s wives tried to put warnings on records. Do you want to know a little bit more about him? Now Alex Winter and his team of filmmakers will give you a sense of the man, his music and his life with Zappa. The movie is slated to come out on in select theaters on November 23 before arriving on VOD platforms on November 27. The film has plenty of never before seen footage since Zappa enjoyed filming and videotaping so much in his life. And for those curious, yes, director Alex Winter is Bill from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Alex Winter has become one of the finest documentary filmmakers of our time with his movies about Napster, the Dark Web, the Panama Papers and child actors. Here’s the press release and the trailer:
Magnolia Pictures will release ZAPPA everywhere November 27th, 2020
Special one-night-only theatrical event on Monday, November 23rd, 2020
Directed by Alex Winter
Produced by Alex Winter, Glen Zipper, Ahmet Zappa, John Frizzell, Devorah DeVries, and Jade Allen
Executive Producers Robert Halmi and Jim Reeve of Great Point Media
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.
Joe Corey is the writer and director of "Danger! Health Films" currently streaming on Night Flight and Amazon Prime. He's the author of "The Seven Secrets of Great Walmart People Greeters." This is the last how to get a job book you'll ever need. He was Associate Producer of the documentary "Moving Midway." He's worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American's Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN's Gaters. He's been featured on The Today Show and CBS's 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, "Joe, you look like an axe murderer." He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive.
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