Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Thorsten Schütte
FRA, DEU 2016
88 min

“I’m a conservative”, Frank Zappa told Washington Times columnist John Lofton when they debated each other on the CNN program “Crossfire” in 1986. “You might not like that, but I am.” Lofton didn’t like it, and some of Zappa’s fans may not have either. But Zappa would surely have told them – as he told Lofton on that same broadcast – to kiss his ass. EAT THAT QUESTION includes some performance clips, but Thorsten Schütte concentrates on a cornucopia of Zappa interview footage he’s collected over the years, and his documentary paints a vivid and often surprising portrait of the iconoclastic rocker and classical composer. Politically he clashed with the Parents Music Resource Center that decided to clean up the pop music industry during the Reagan era. One could say, Frank zappa was so left, he was right. AS EAT THAT QUESTION illustrates, Zappa was, in every sense, a frontier spirit. (J.R. Jones)

In the presence of Thorsten Schütte and Moon Zappa (protagonist). 


  • Theodore Bikel - Sheriff Max Muller
  • Frank Zappa - Kritiker
  • Ringo Starr
  • Peter Wolf
  • Arlene Francis
  • Steve Allen
  • Paul Carman
  • Angel
  • Katie Couric
  • Vaclav Havel
  • Keith Moon
  • Mark Volman
  • Thorsten Schütte
  • Willibald Wonneberger
Les Films du Poisson, Ufa Film, Teamworx Produktion

Les Films du Poisson

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