Zappa

2020 • 127 minutes
3.8
29 reviews
96%
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With unfettered access to the Zappa Vault and all its 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.
3.8
29 reviews
Marc Landy
December 1, 2020
Alex Winter and all have done a truly great job with this documentary. Heartfelt, Respectful and Thorough, it achieves a difficult task of putting into two hours the life of an American Legend. Frank Zappa was one of a kind. His music will live on and inspire generations to come. I liked how Frank said that Art is Art & Business is Business; He was so insightful and humorous. Excellent interviews and editing.. After seeing this documentary you'll feel as though you know Frank Zappa a little better whether you are a long time fan or new to his work either way; you'll be impressed and saddened too. Recommended Viewing. My rating is an: A
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D. Kirk Kidner
December 10, 2020
A touching tale of the life of Frank Zappa. Was a little disappointed that the making of overnight sensation was not even mentioned. Yes it was “strictly commercial” but again allowed Frank to compose more and do as he pleased. So tragic that he passed at such a young age. He left one hell of an oeuvre for us to enjoy for many lifetimes to come.
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Ralph Landi
November 27, 2020
This is an absolutely immersive trip into the life, loves and politics of the most brilliant musician who ever lived. It is directed by the preeminent documentary director of our lifetime, Alex Winter, with skill, grace and pure love! Do not miss this film and thank you, Alex Winter and Zappa Family!
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