Zappa

There has yet to be a film about the life and times of the brilliant and genuinely maverick musician Frank Zappa. Director Alex Winter and his team have crafted a documentary from over a thousand hours of mostly unseen material from Zappa’s personal vault. ZAPPA is an expansive and intimate portrait of an extraordinary artist who was also fully engaged with the turbulent politics of his day.

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Credits

Director:

Alex Winter

Executive Producer:

Robert Halmi, Jim Reeve

Producer:

Alex Winter, Glen Zipper, Ahmet Zappa, John Frizzell, Devorah DeVries, Jade Allen

Editor:

Mike J. Nichols

Principal Cast:

Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Steve Vai, Ray White

Contact

Publicity Contact:

Tiffany Malloy
malloy@tiffical.com
+1-201-925-1122‬

Details

Primary Entry:
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Secondary Entry:
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Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

["Biography", "Documentary", "Music"]

Screening Section:

24 Beats Per Second

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

129 mins