Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words

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Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Thorsten Schütte
F/D, 2016
Documentaries, 88min, eOF

Photo by Frank Deimel, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Photo by Brian Lagerman, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics Photo by John Livzey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Eat That Question - Frank Zappa in His Own Words

Thorsten Schütte
F/D, 2016
Documentaries, 88min, eOF

Cast: 
Frank Zappa
Arlene Francis
Steve Allen
Theodore Bikel
Paul Carman
Angel
Katie Couric
Vaclav Havel
Keith Moon
Ringo Starr
Mark Volman
Peter Wolf
Screenplay: 
Thorsten Schütte
Editor: 
Willibald Wonneberger

Production: 
Les Films du Poisson, Ufa Film, Teamworx Produktion
World Sales: 
Les Films du Poisson
Distribution in Austria: 
Sony Pictures
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

“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).