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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Robert Halmi, Jim Reeve
Alex Winter, Glen Zipper, Ahmet Zappa, John Frizzell, Devorah DeVries, Jade Allen
Mike J. Nichols
Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Steve Vai, Ray White
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Biography, Documentary, Music