Frank Zappa Doc EAT THAT QUESTION-FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS Receives World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
EAT THAT QUESTION
Frank Zappa in His Own Words
Receives World Premiere at 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Les Films du Poisson and UFA Fiction are pleased to present the world premiere of EAT THAT QUESTION – FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Featured in the festival’s Documentary Premieres section, the film is intimate encounter with the iconoclastic musician told through rare archival footage, revealing a 20th-century musical genius whose provocative worldview reverberates into the present day and beyond.
Frank Zappa—self-taught composer, musician, bandleader and independent thinker—created blunt, eccentric and satirical compositions spanning over 30 years. Fusing biting social commentary and multi-instrumental improvisation, he was called the ultimate hippie by his detractors—when nothing could be further from the truth. Behind the wiseacre antagonist was a vibrant, deeply intelligent creative force whose acerbic (and surprisingly conservative) views existed outside politics. Like the freeform, rule-breaking music he helped popularize, Zappa transcended categories, giddily shattering them so that bold new forms could emerge. German filmmaker Thorsten Schütte’s EAT THAT QUESTION—FRANK ZAPPA IN HIS OWN WORDS is an energetic celebration of Zappa told entirely through archival footage culled from the performer’s career in entertainment. Weaving together rare TV interviews and performances from around the world, the film explores Frank Zappa’s unconventional, irreverent, acid and fun-poking handling of the media, his irrepressible quest for enlightenment and his witty self-dramatization.
Director Thorsten Schütte will be attending Sundance Jan. 21-31
Monday, Jan. 25, 8:30 pm – Prospector Square Theatre
P&I: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 9:30 am – Holiday Village Cinema 3
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 9:00 pm – Temple Theatre
Thursday, Jan. 28, 6:00 pm – Salt Lake City Tower Theatre
Saturday, Jan. 30, 11:45 pm – Egyptian Theatre
88 min. France/Germany. Acquisition title.