Told solely through rare and never before seen historic footage of Frank Zappa’s highly acclaimed 30-year career, this unique 90 minute documentary is an energetic celebration of an often outspoken and brilliant musician. Unforgettable Zappa interviews and performances from one of rock and roll’s most legendary self-taught musicians have been painstakingly gathered across decades by director THORSTEN SCHÜTTE from the obscure vaults of TV stations around the world to create this unparalleled look at one of the brightest minds popular music has ever witnessed.
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts
Director: Thorsten Schutte -
Theatrical Release: 2016
Rated: R (MPAA)
Length: 93 mins
Studio: Sony Pictures Home
This documentary explores the life and career of avant-garde musician Frank Zappa entirely via archival footage of the man, including interviews and concert performances. Directed by Thorsten Sch?tte.;
Frank Zappa - American Musician/Songwriter
Thorsten Schutte -
"EAT THAT QUESTION offers a generous helping of material from across the decades: from the freaky rock experiments of the ?60s to the jazz odysseys of the ?70s, and from the vulgar pop parodies of the ?80s to the classical symphonies of the ?90s."
3 stars out of 4 -- "The interview footage with Zappa from the early period is largely delightful -- in the back and forth with his interlocutors he displays terrific comic timing..."
"The film, a documentary about this iconoclastic musician and composer, is rich in archival footage that shows Zappa being interviewed by broadcast journalists of all sorts. Most clearly don?t understand his music or his persona..."
"[A]n absorbing experience....We hear a good deal from his interrogators, the people sitting down and asking the on-camera questions, and watching the evolution of the different ways journalists interacted with the man..."
"[I]t stacks up intimate live clips and fierce monologues from a rich trove of vintage interviews." -- Grade: B+
"After listening to a rich sampling of his music in this film, those of us who embraced Zappa for his image might want to check out the 62 albums that are his legacy."
4 stars out of 5 -- "This excellent documentary doesn?t spell it out, but Frank Zappa was actually Frank Zappa?s real name and everything about him was authentic, presented to the public on a take-it-or-leave-it basis."