Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words
(Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words) , dir. Thorsten Schütte
Date of premiere: 2016-05-03
Duration: 1 hr 28 min.
Thorsten Schütte’s film is a sharply edited and energetic celebration of Zappa through his public persona, allowing us to witness his shifting relationship with audiences. Utilizing potent TV interviews and many forgotten performances from his 30-year career, we are immersed into the musician’s world while experiencing two distinct facets of his complex character. At once Zappa was both a charismatic composer who reveled in the joy of performing and, in the next moment, a fiercely intelligent and brutally honest interviewee whose convictions only got stronger as his career ascended.
Frank Zappa, Theodore Bikel, Arlene Francis, Keith Moon, Steve Allen, Jimmy Carl Black, Pierre Boulez, Thomas Braden, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Paul Carman, Katie Couric, Mike Douglas, George Duke, Václav Havel